Belizeans for Justice gives to hurricane victims
On Tuesday Belizeans for Justice expressed disappointment over the DPP’s decision not to charge Sergeant Paulino Reyes for the March shooting death of Corporal Gavin Sanchez at the San Pedro Police Station. The organization contends that whether or not the shooting was in self defense that should have determined by a jury and not by the DPP. That was on Tuesday, but on Wednesday Belizeans for Justice was busy distributing food and clothing to hurricane victims. High profile member, Yolanda Schakron, told News Five what they want to achieve.
Yolanda Schakron, Belizeans For Justice
“Our organization, Belizeans for Justice has started a drive for clothing and food stuff. Yesterday we took a walk through the Port Loyola area, the Yarborough area and we saw some of the needs. We organized ourselves and we were able to take out some bags of food out there for the residents and water. Today we will be taking out some clothes that people have donated and tomorrow we intend to make about four hundred hot meals and drop it off for the residents of that area.”
“What made you all decide to get involved?”
“After we walked the area and we saw the needs and the people came to us asking for help. We’re a small organization but we have a conscience, we’re human. We have a lot of the mothers who have lost their children to gun violence are also from that area and I feel like they are asking for help and somehow they are not being heard much. I understand that the relief efforts are kind of taking a long time but we want to try and help them with their basic needs, water and food and clothing at this time. We were thinking next week to try and hit some of the villages. It just depends on how much help we’re getting from the public. We’re asking people to drop off clothing. We see need for a lot of towels, linen. They need sheets, they need mattresses.”
Schakron says they have been generously supported by Cuellos Distillery, Ramon Galvez from MJ’s Bar and JEC & Company Limited. Anyone else wishing to assist the relief drive can drop off items at Royal Wholesale on Vernon Street and JEC on Mangrove Street or call Schakron at 631-8457 to have donations picked up.Email This Story