Bronx charity group donates EKG machines to SVG

Pastor Robert Mc Barnett with an EKG machine.
St. Mathias Charities, Inc.

President of the Bronx-based St. Matthias Charities, Inc., Pastor Robert Mc Barnett, will be arriving in his homeland, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, weekend to hand over two EKG machines to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in Kingstown, the Vincentian capital.

Mc Barnett told Caribbean Life that he expects to arrive home on Saturday to deliver the equipment, as well as to distribute school supplies to several of the nation’s schools.

Mc Barnett said the machines were donated to his group by Ramon J. Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Mc Barnett works in the hospital’s Environmental Department.

“Mr. Rodriguez contribution will allow St. Matthias Charities, Inc. to continue to fulfil its mission and further its cause to provide healthcare to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” Mc Barnett said.

He said the EKG machines and the school supplies have been shipped by the group’s “official shipper,” the Brooklyn-based Square Deal Shippers & Movers.

Mc Barnett said most of the school supplies were purchased through proceeds from the St. Matthias Charities, Inc.’s recent Fourth Annual BBQ at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn. Ruby Wood, owner of Square Deal Shippers and Movers, was also on hand assisting with the BBQ.

Mc Barnett said the handing over of the EKG machines and the distribution of school supplies are “just some of the organization’s short-term-goals,” adding that, among the group’s other prospective objectives, is the donation of a bronchoscope to “the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”

“We encourage you to continue supporting St. Matthias Charities, Inc.,” he said. “Our goal is to reach the least fortunate and to touch many lives in whatever way we can.”

In its continuing fundraising drives to help the nation, the St. Matthias Charities, Inc. will conduct its Annual Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at the Friends of Crown Heights, 671 Prospect Place, Brooklyn.

For more information, contact Mc Barnett at (917) 407-0385 or (929) 265-9872.

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