November 22, 2018
In 1972 theHospitality House became the Salvation Army Women & Children’s Emergency Shelter situated on the site of the old School for the Blind.
Since its inception in 1970’s The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter has been a refuge to hundreds of women and children.
The Women & Children’s Shelter is a critical intervention programme in the scheme of The Salvation Army’s social services in The Bahamas.
The program offers a multitude of services which support and engage the individual in rebuilding a healthy life 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Coca Cola Company donated $150,000.00 to renovate the Women & Children’s Emergency Shelter damaged by Hurricane Matthew transforming the Shelter to a modern, residential type facility that is able to accommodate women with/without small children at one of the most painful and vulnerable times in their lives.
Caribbean Bottling Company CEO, Walter Wells said “Over the past two years, Hurricanes Matthew and Irma ravaged several islands in the Bahamas, and it has always been our policy to support those in need to the extent possible".
In addition to our local efforts, The Coca-Cola Company also agreed to lend a helping hand and provided a donation of $300,000 to support restoration efforts in Ragged Island and restoration of The Salvation Army Women’s and Children’s Emergency Shelter.
We are proud of our Partnership with The Coca Cola Company and the ability to provide tangible help to the Salvation Army and the Bahamian communities that we serve.
This event highlights that we can all play a part in improving the quality of life for those in need and we trust that this shelter will be an invaluable asset to New Providence."
The facility will be reopened and rededicated on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 3:00pm located on West & Meadow Street.
Guest in attendance will be Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Social Services & Urban Development, Mr. Travis Robinson, MP Bains & Grants Town; Devon Haughton, Territorial Leader, Salvation Army Caribbean Territory, Caribbean Bottling executives and other special guests.