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Dec 23, 2016

Delta Store and Rural Eastern Division Team Up for Christmas Cheer

Delta Store is giving back and the man in the middle is ACP Edward Broaster. Rural Eastern Division’s top cop identified fifteen families to receive a cheque of one hundred and fifty dollars courtesy the owner of Delta and then it will be matched with monies from  RED’s Secret Santa stocking. News Five was at Delta Store on Albert Street today to see two families receive their cheques – they say it will go a long way. We spoke with one grateful recipient and the people who made it possible – we asked Delta’s Murli Mahitani why he reached into his coffers for this holiday season:

 

Murli Mahitani

Murli Mahitani, Owner, Delta Store

“The reason is I am a humanitarian and I feel the pain. So, whenever there is an occasion and so on, it is my duty to help the people who can’t help themselves. It’s a kind of fund that my mother left behind that we are distributing at this time. So we feel that it can make brighter for some people; it is the best we can do. It is not only fifteen people, we will go along the way as we go but at this point we have limit for about fifteen at this time.”

 

Reporter

“What do you get – the feeling – I know it is Christmas, but how do you feel?”

 

Murli Mahitani

“I am not hell bent on any Christmas or anything. I more feel relieved because the thing is giving is more blessing. It is just helping people, you feel them happier; put a smile. This is the whole idea. Nothing goes into my pocket or anything. I feel people deserve better.”

 

Sherla Adolphus

Sherla Adolphus, Recipient

“I neva expect this this morning. It’s the police, he called me and tell me that he want to take me somewhere, but I thought this was from him. But it’s just like it is from him. I come here at Delta Store and receive a hundred and fifty dollars from the boss and I receive five yards of Marley from him. I am so grateful and thankful.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, tell us how far along this cheque will go for you and your family this holiday?”

 

Sherla Adolphus

“Well, I think this one hundred and fifty dollars, I will buy feed for my babies – and food. This one hundred and fifty dollars will at least come in for a week supply with food. For this week at least it can help me.”

 

Edward Broaster

ACP Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Rural Eastern Division

“After our secret Santa operation, Mister Mahitani contacted me and informed me thathe would be able to help fifteen individuals, and I just need to identify fifteen individuals who would really be in need of assistance and just bring them or send them to him. Given that we just had Ms Dawson on the TV last night, I am sure that it broke the nation’s heart. So, she was contacted. Miss Lorna Baldarez. She had seen Ms Lorna Wade story and she asked me to make her feel the same way like Ms Lorna Wade. As her son was the one who apparently hung himself in the Ladyville cell block. So, given the fact that we had the offer by Mister Mahitani, I just involved her in this program to make her Christmas brighter.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, these fifteen families are getting checks?”

 

ACP Edward Broaster

“Yes.”

 

Reporter

“For how much? What’s the amount they are each getting?”

 

ACP Edward Broaster

“They are getting a one hundred and fifty dollars from Mister Mahitani and then we will match that.”

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