By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
AT a time when many individuals on Grand Bahama are struggling, Elnet Maritime Company delivered a full Christmas dinner to 5 needy households on Christmas Day.
Patrice Rolle, operations supervisor at Elnet, and her staff offered a sizzling Christmas meal to serve a household of ten – two households in Freeport, and one household in Pinder’s Level, Eight Mile Rock, and West Finish. The initiative benefitted some 50 individuals in complete.
Mrs Rolle stated Elbert Hepburn, president and CEO of Elnet Maritime, needed to do one thing particular this Christmas to help households.
The recipients had been the household of Agatha Bethel and the household of Jeffrey Patton, each of Freeport; the third recipient was the household of Jenny Baptiste of Eight Mile Rock; Mercedes Evans, of Bootle Bay, West Finish; and Anishka Lightbourne, of Pinder’s Level.
Ms Rolle stated the households had been shocked and really blissful. “We actually needed to indicate love on Christmas Day to 5 households. It got here at a extremely good time throughout this pandemic and through actually onerous instances for lots of households,” she stated.
“They had been very shocked, they usually anticipated possibly one or two plates, however we offered them with a full meal for ten individuals per household.”
Mrs Rolle stated that Mr Hepburn was raised by a single mom and understands the struggles skilled by many households in Grand Bahama.
“He believes in giving again to the group, and for me it’s such an awesome feeling to offer again on Christmas Day,” she stated.
One recipient stated that she was very appreciative to Elnet Maritime for offering Christmas dinner, which she was in a position to share with a number of different individuals. “It is a Merry Christmas for me and for them as a result of there are some individuals who really want meals on Christmas Day,” she stated.
Elnet Maritime Company is a full shipping company that gives providers corresponding to charters company, lightering, off port limits. The corporate additionally acts as a protecting company, and husbandry company.