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Grand Bahama Power employees support community youth

September 2, 2014

Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) is committed to serving local communities through volunteering and fundraising.  As students across the Island prepare for a new school year, GBPC employees held its first Back to School Giveaway.  
Families from across Grand Bahama enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of entertainment including bouncing castles, face painting, food and refreshments.  GBPC employees volunteered their time to help with the event and were delighted to provide more than 500 school age children with school supply kits including pens, pencils, rulers, composition books, pocket folders and paper.

The Giveaway was organized by the GBPC Employee Volunteer Group (EVG).  The Group has been working hard to find ways for GBPC employees to support the community and identify ways employees can give back where they live and work.   The 12 person committee includes the following employees:  Mia Wilchcombe (Chair), Mac Lightbourn (Vice Chair), Lesley Cover (Community Liaison), Raquel Higgs (Secretary), Kendal Culmer, Tanya Russell, Kenneth McDonald, Martina Ferguson, Carla Russell, Albrina Munnings, Patrice Missick and Johnise Williams.

“The Back to School giveaway was a wonderful way for our employees to support the youth of Grand Bahama” remarked Mia Wilchcombe, Chair of the EVG.  “Our employee volunteers were thrilled to be able to share an afternoon of fun with the children while helping to prepare them for their upcoming school year”.