A Donation of 4500 Gallons of Paints from Global Paint for Charity to Belize
Today, Hon. Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations received a donation of 4,500 gallons of paint from Global Paint for Charity, Inc. The donation was secured by the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, along with Mrs. Sandhya Murphy, Ambassador for Diaspora Relations, in collaboration with Ignite Belize.
Present at the handing-over was Ms. Erica Antoinette Castillo Slaton of Ignite Belize. Ms. Slaton, an active member of the Belizean Diaspora, has created a project entitled, “Painting A Brighter Future for Our Children” which pledges to paint schools, government buildings, and homes. The goal of the project is to uplift communities and stimulate innovation through color.
The paint was officially handed over by Mr. Rony Delgarde MBA, CEO of Global Paint for Charity Inc. The US-based organization is a part sponsor and collects and recycles leftover paint from local residences, buildings, and businesses. The paint is then donated to community-based projects around the world.
Also in attendance were His Worship Robert Mariano, Mayor of Dangriga, Mrs. Nicole Solano, CEO of the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Mr. Evan Tillett, Director of Tourism, and guests. The paint will be distributed to various locations by the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations.
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