Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continue to assist individuals during this CoViD-19 pandemic with financial contributions during the past week.
As the members of Entry 34 celebrated 21 years of service on the Defence Force, current and past members of that squad thought to observe this occasion by assisting the Great Commission Ministries. A non-government organization, which was founded in 1987 by its president, Bishop Walter S. Hanchell, they assist the poor, needy and homeless persons by providing shelter to homeless persons, feeding centers, food banks, orphanages and drug rehabilitation.
On Friday June 12, the team of Officers and Marines made a financial contribution to representatives from that organization at its location on Wulf Road. Receiving the cheque on behalf of Great Commission Ministries was Ms. Maxine Bethel, Office Manager.
Lieutenant Shawn Evans, spokesperson for Entry 34 saw it fitting to assist the community on behalf of Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King and the Officers and Marines.
“We saw the need within the community to render assistance, especially during this COVID pandemic”, said Lieutenant Evans. “We hope that the impact will be felt in a place that caters to the whole man. We choose this organization because of their longstanding and unwavering service to this country”.
The men of Entry 24 enlisted on the Royal Bahamas Defence Force on 7th June, 1999, of which there are currently 21 serving members.