The Virgin Islands Police Department has embarked on a project to help those less fortunate. This summer, from June 20 through Aug. 26, Police Commissioner Novelle E. Francis Jr. has challenged all employees– rank and file as well as civilians — to participate in the Tokens of Hope project on all three islands. Additionally there will be a blood donation drive in the St. Croix district, according to a press release issued Wednesday by VIPD. This “Summer Challenge” is a chance for the VIPD to give back to the community’s less fortunate.
The project is spearheaded by First Lady Cecile de Jongh and invites participants to collect travel size hygiene objects such as lotions, soaps, mouthwash and shampoos. At the end of the challenge, the items will be collected from St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John districts and presented to the First Lady for distribution to the homeless.