The Pines Retirement Home will benefit from a US$456,000 donation from the MaplesFS Community Service Committee to help provide equipment for the home’s new facility that opened in March.
After nine years of extensive renovations, the facility is now home to 48 permanent residents, as well as numerous day care and respite clients, according to a press release.
The Pines manager Lynda Mitchell said the generous donation would enable the retirement home to purchase enhancements for the facility, such as hoists for residents, pressure mattresses and pumps, an up-to-date CCTV system to enhance safety and security, as well as maintenance works and general updates.
The home’s original building was extended after it suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Ivan.
The donation is the second substantial donation to the organization over the past year and follows an early Christmas gift of more than US$190,500 donation from the financial services provider and its clients.
MaplesFS chief executive officer Scott Somerville said the Maples group has been a long-time supporter of The Pines and the group is pleased that many of its clients had chosen to also support the home.
The exact total of the donation is US$456,635.26.