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First Express Adopts Emanuel Elementary School

June 20, 2005 – First Express recently announced its adoption of Charles H. Emanuel Elementary School located in Kingshill, St. Croix. To make the adoption official, First Express is providing funding to the school for the purchase of office and kitchen equipment. "In the spirit of giving back to our community, we are happy to make this funding available to benefit the students and staff of Charles Emanuel School," said Dina Perry, manager of First Express. "In the future, we hope to be engaged in many meaningful ways to assist in addressing the school's needs."
First Express has a total of three branches located at the Tutu Park Mall and Waterfront on St. Thomas and the Sunny Isle Shopping Center on St. Croix. As part of its business objectives, First Express is interested to participate in territory-wide community initiatives. In the past year, First Express has assisted V.I. communities in other ways including offering credit seminars to help residents become more familiar with how to establish and repair their credit, sponsoring a reading program in conjunction with Sen. Shawn-Michael Malone's office and sponsoring two baseball teams as part of the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Charter League on St. Croix.
Principal Basil A. Williams, Sr. said, "It is truly heartwarming to have corporate partners like First Express to provide financial and in-kind assistance to our school in these financially difficult times. We thank First Express and look forward to continuing and expanding this school-community partnership."

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