San Pedro Lions Club collects donations for Caye Caulker fire victims

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Following the August 10th fire in Caye Caulker, that left four families homeless, an outpour of support from the community, governmental and non-governmental groups surged. Help also came from San Pedro Town, where the San Pedro Lions Club collected an assortment of non-perishable food items, clothes, and a $1,600 cheque for the four families affected. This donation was delivered to the fire victims on Saturday, August 14th, when members the Lions Club visited La Isla Cariñosa.

President Everette  Anderson and his team collected items on the 11th and 12th of August at the Lions Den on Barrier Reef Drive. They reached out to the island community for assistance to provide for the families affected by the fire on our sister island. On Friday the 13th, they packed the donations collected and traveled to the Caye Caulker following day.

On Saturday afternoon, a group of San Pedro Lions met with the fire victims on Caye Caulker and handed over the items. They thanked the Lions for their generosity and everybody who helped.

The families are also in need of construction material to build back their home. The investigation into the fire continues. One person was detained for questioning following the blaze, but no charges have been levied.

The San Pedro Lions Club thanks everyone who made donations to assist these families. The club encourages anyone to help if they can, as we can all make a difference in the life of someone struggling. Anyone able to help can contact Caye Caulker Chairlady at 615-9001.


Please help support Local Journalism in Belize

For the first time in the history of the island's community newspaper, The San Pedro Sun is appealing to their thousands of readers to help support the paper during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1991 we have tirelessly provided vital local and national news. Now, more than ever, our community depends on us for trustworthy reporting, but our hard work comes with a cost. We need your support to keep delivering the news you rely on each and every day. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Please support us by making a contribution.

Click to Donate

Follow The San Pedro Sun News on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook. Stay updated via RSS

Leave a Reply

Comments are closed on this post.