Christmas Eve Disaster in St. Vincent & The Grenadines

News from St. Vincent & The Grenadines: Eight persons were confirmed dead and five missing on Christmas Day as St. Vincent continued to assess the damage left by flooding and landslides after torrential rains on Christmas Eve.  Please donate to Patsy Douglas Youth Empowerment Foundation’s DISASTER FUND (button beneath video).

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Founder & Executive Director, Ann-Marie Lee-Wilkins, has set up a disaster fund for the people of her native beloved island country of St. Vincent & the Grenadines.




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A Bridge of Hope

A Bridge of Hope between Maryland, U.S. and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies

ABOUT US: The Patsy Douglas’ Youth Empowerment Foundation is established to enhance the lives of underprivileged youths, including pregnant teenagers, in Maryland, USA and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies. This mission is achieved through offering educational scholarships and financial childcare assistance. The Foundation works in collaboration with other non-profit organizations, as well as government and private sector entities. >>> Read more

VISION STATEMENT: To be a bridge of hope for underprivileged youths in the world, by providing them with opportunities and spiritual values to live independent and productive lives.

NEWS: PDYE Foundation has an initiative to combat diabetes in St. Vincent and The Grenadines. Read more>>>

PATSY DOUGLAS YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS: To date, the Foundation has given 35 scholarships to underprivileged youths.

HOW YOU CAN HELP: There are many ways in which you can help. You can donate clothes for teens, toddlers, and babies; non-perishable food. For $50.00 US per month, you can sponsor a St. Vincent and the Grenadines youth’s education including school and activities fees, books, food and help pay for child care for young mothers and pregnant teens who are in school. You can donate frequent flyer mileage; time, services, expertise, such as counseling, public relations, etc. You can purchase a block of tickets to plays, concerts and other cultural events. You can volunteer to mentor a young person by spending time with a teen whether in person or through phone, email, and/or snail mail contact. Of course, money donations are welcome.

DIABETES PROJECT: March 4-7, 2013 we completed our 5th Diabetic Mission trip to St. Vincent and The Grenadines.  The medical team consisted of staff from several US hospitals; including, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia.  Donations of money and supplies were very much appreciated and enabled us to continue this vital work. The Patsy Douglas Youth Empowerment Foundation (PDYEF) is a nonprofit organization, and your donations are tax deductible. If donating by check, please write “Diabetes Program” on the memo line.  Read more 

VOLUNTEER: For information about volunteering, please email Founder & President, Ann Marie Lee-Wilkins annmarie@patsydouglas.org or call (301) 257-7760.

BE A SPAN IN THE BRIDGE OF HOPE >>> 

All proceeds benefit underprivileged youths and pregnant teenagers in Maryland, USA and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies (SVG) and the Diabetes Prevention Program in SVG.