Minister Ottley (right) speaking with one of the homeowners.
PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley conducted a follow up walkthrough of the residences of the home repair project recipients.
The home repair project targeted seniors, the disabled, single parents, and unemployed individuals whose homes were damaged by the 2017 hurricanes and lacked the financial means to repair them.
In the first cohort of the home repair project, a total of 12 homes were fixed. The purpose of the walkthrough was to personally observe how the repairs were performed and to obtain feedback from the recipients.
“It was an honour to get this project off the ground and assist the most vulnerable. Seeing the satisfaction on the faces of the homeowners made this project worth it. We look forward to starting the second phase of the project during the first quarter of this year,” said Ottley in a press release on Thursday.
According to the release, the beneficiaries were pleased and expressed their gratitude to Ottley for repairs to their homes. “This is one of the numerous ongoing projects that Ministry VSA has implemented to guarantee that the needs of the vulnerable groups in our community are met.”