Diamond International spends day feeding homeless
The number of homeless persons is on the increase. Around the city, the underprivileged have made their home on the sidewalks or under buildings and even in the parks. The well-established business, Diamonds International, has started a food drive to bring some comfort to the hundreds of needy persons. Darlene Graham told News Five that it is already engaged in other community outreach initiatives.
Darlene Graham, Human Resources Manager, Diamonds International
“For the past month we have been doing some fundraising to collect funds to feed the homeless. At this moment, we are heading out to the streets looking for the homeless and we have a warm plate of food to give to them along with a soft drink. The thing behind this is that we want to give back to the community and give back to those who are in need. We have a highly energized team from Diamonds International happy to be doing this. All the staff are excited. And everybody worked tediously towards this project that we are doing today. We have over a hundred plates of food and over a hundred soft drinks as well. We will target Queen Street and all the areas they usually hang out. We have a program like this that we are working every month. We target schools, the children’s home. We’ve target two schools already so far and we have a lot of other schools that we want to work with. We have a lot of shelters that we want to work with and as we go along we will target these places and we do fundraising so we are asking the public to support us. We have been working with the community. We have been working with the Queen Street Baptist School, we did the painting. We are in the process of giving them new fans from fundraisings that we have done before in the past. We’ve done some work with the City Council doing some cleaning up beside the Foreshore Area. We have been working with painting the bridge. We have been working with the Red Cross, we have been working with Raymond Parks Shelter for the Homeless. This is our fifth month working with the community.”