Personnel of TelEm Group and BDO were also collecting food stuff for foster kids in need inside and outside Grande Marche on the Bush Road Saturday. TelEm Group and partners DOET……………………..2

Pond Island– TelEm Group and partners, BDO Accounting and Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP) received a “tremendous” response from St. Maarten’s shopping public during a food drive Saturday.

Shoppers at both Sunny Foods Supermarket on the A.T. Illidge Road and Grand Marche Supermarket on the Bush Road we today thanked by the collectors for giving generously to the New Start Foundation foster home for kids located in Mary’s Fancy.

The food collection drive was part of a day-long volunteer effort sponsored by TelEm Group, BDO and BTP under the Kingdom-wide DOET volunteer program. The program is sponsored by the Oranje Fonds organization in the Netherlands, and encourages communities and organizations throughout the Kingdom to volunteer their time and energy towards deserving causes in their respective communities.

“We were amazed at the response we received and on behalf of all our collectors, we would like to thank everyone who gave so generously to our food drive. All the items collected twill go to more than 29 foster children in the care of the New Start Foundation,” said Sharalee lint, coordinator of the TelEm Group and partners event.

She said the project also included the building of a Gazebo at the foster home location, which despite a slow start Saturday morning, is now well under way.

The coordinator has thanked personnel of TelEm Group and BDO for volunteering their time and effort Saturday towards the cause and management of both companies, along with the Bureau of Telecommunication and Post for providing funds towards the event.

TelEm Group Chief Financial Officer, Mrs. Helma Etnel, has thanked her staff for turning out Saturday and Mrs. Link for including the company in the DOET volunteer program.

“We are always happy to do our part for the community, giving something back whenever we can, especially to those with the most need,” said Mrs. Etnel.