Department Of Justice Adopts Two Families For Christmas

V.I. Attorney General Denise George is pleased to announce that the Department has adopted two families for the holiday in conjunction with two victim services agencies; the Family Resource Center to contribute to a family on St. Thomas and the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix to contribute to a family on St. Croix. The group of staff members wanted to add some Christmas cheer to the families in need.


ST.THOMAS, U.S.V.I. –
Staff of the V.I. Department of Justice demonstrated the spirit of giving by donating to the less fortunate in our community.

V.I. Attorney General Denise George is pleased to announce that the Department has adopted two families for the holiday in conjunction with two victim services agencies; the Family Resource Center to contribute to a family on St. Thomas and the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix to contribute to a family on St. Croix. The group of staff members wanted to add some Christmas cheer to the families in need.

Members of the Department of Justice staff gave monetary donations for the purchase of Christmas gifts and personal care items for each family. They presented the gifts to both organizations just in time for the holidays.

“We are so excited that the Dept. of Justice initiate the idea and executed it”, said Vernon Araujo, Director of development for the Family Resource Center. Our clients, staff and board members are very thankful, and the family is very happy to receive the gifts that will enable them to have a happy holiday.

Carolyn Forno, Assistant Director of the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix thanked AG George and the VIDOJ staff for the continued partnership throughout the year. “We advocate for victims, so that relationship is crucial to the work we do. We consider the department a really important partner throughout the year and are so grateful that there is a family that is going to see a very merry Christmas because of the contributions.”

Attorney General George said, “Christmas is a time for giving. This was such a great opportunity for our Department of Justice family to give to less fortunate families in our community for this Christmas season, and it was all made possible from personal donations from staff members.”

The families consist of a mother and five children on St. Thomas and on St. Croix, a mother and six children.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 23, 2019

Sandra Goomansingh

Media Relations Director

(340)774-5666 ext. 10105

Email: Sandra.goomansingh@doj.vi.gov

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