Photo shows: Members of Entry 24 of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force renovating the home of Ms. Dora Saunders, a resident of the Step Street, Fox Hill, during a community outreach. (Photo courtesy of RBDF)

In keeping with Commander Defence Force, Commodore, Dr. Raymond King’s strategic objective of strengthening relationships with stakeholders and the community at large as a socially corporate citizen, the men of Entry 24 assisted an inner-city resident with renovations to her home.  

Chief Petty Officer Mario Ferguson was approached by Ms. Terrace Carey-Curry from “Curry Jus Sayin”, and Mr. Alexander Darville from The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute to assist in refurbishing and renovating the home of Ms. Dora Saunders a long-time resident of the Step Street Fox Hill community. As a part of the Defence Force Entry 24 which was observing 32 years as a squad, it presented a perfect opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the community.

Current and past members of the squad wasted no time and began working on the house immediately. With their technical skills, the men performed a myriad of tasks which included: Replacing the windows and doors, replacing damaged sheetrock, connecting plumbing and water supply to the septic tank, priming, and painting both the interior and exterior walls, laying of tiles throughout the house, and thorough cleaning of the bathroom and other rooms. 

Donations for the materials were made available through Ms. Carey-Curry, for the task which began on May 5th and was completed on May 15th.

“It was a pleasure to assist someone who needed the help”, said Chief Petty Officer Ferguson. “There are lots of persons living in poverty, who need that little boost. We accepted the challenge, and our team conquered. This is who we are, Officers and Marines ready to serve.”  

Entry 24 enlisted in the Royal Bahamas on May 8, 1989, with a total of fifty-five Marines. There are currently thirty-two active serving members, who all continue to contribute to the development of the organization. Past members of the squad have also made tangible contributions, and are now making their presence felt in other sectors of the country.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force congratulates Entry 24 for their services, and commends them for the work that they are doing to strengthen the community.

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