Kitchen at the Octavia Waight Center in San Ignacio Town blessed Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:00

A newly completed kitchen at the Octavia Waight Center in San Ignacio Town was blessed by religious leaders over the weekend. Roman Catholic Lay Minister Lawrence Mangar blessed the kitchen on Sunday of this past weekend stating that the work can only be continued with nourishment by the Lamb of God.

“The Son of man came not to serve, but to be served,” he said.

The Octavia Waight Center kitchen took about six months to complete at a cost of $100,000.00 with funds having largely been raised in partnership with the Gobie Foundation. As it now stands, the kitchen is fully furnished with stainless steel refrigerators, two large stoves, mixers and other equipment. Both the Builder’s Hardware and Benny’s Store also contributed to the kitchen that will now serve our elderly Belizeans.

“We would like to say thanks, because without their help, we couldn’t maintain this place and it is really needed,” says Claudette Hulse, Chairperson of the Board of Directors at the Octavia Waight Center.

As one of the only two residential homes for the aged that is run by Help Age Belize, the Octavia Waight Center currently serves 32 residents. The center was founded in San Ignacio Town about 25 years ago with a visit by Raleigh International and was developed over the years by Elias Awe, who has passed on the torch.  While the Center now receives a subsidy from the Government of Belize, the Board of Directors continues to raise funds to meet some expenses.