For the seventh year, Rubis continued its annual tradition of distributing hampers to the less fortunate in St Vincent over the Christmas season. Team Rubis journeyed to the rural areas of Peniston, Vermont, Francois, Clare Valley, Chauncey, Campden Park, Lowmans Hill and Murray Village where 35 persons received food hampers filled with non-perishable items. Recipients of the hampers, including the elderly, were very appreciative to receive the love from the Rubis team as the items will help to ease the financial strain which has been exacerbated due to Covid-19.
Elroy Edwards, Country Representative, Rubis, explained, “Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, many needy families have found themselves in even worst situations. At Rubis sharing is caring and we wanted to reach out and protect the less fortunate in our society. Christmas is not just about the extravagant lights and indulgent treats, but it is really about kindness and the spirit of giving, especially to those who are in need. This initiative as with many others we have embarked on during 2020 is our way of showing our love and caring as a company.”
One of the thankful recipients was 89 year old Douche Stephens of Francois, Vermont. She exclaimed, “Today I praise God for life and Rubis. I feel good to get a visit from Santa and am truly thankful. There can be no greater love than what I received this afternoon from Rubis.”
Paul Stephens, who lives alone was surprised by the visit, commenting, “This food basket is such a God send, as life has been very hard for me and this will go a very long way. Thank you Rubis!”
In June and August of 2020, Rubis supported the Ministry of Education with a donation of laptops and tablets to support online learning as well as the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Environment with a donation of personal protective equipment for frontline workers.