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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
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A Christmas of Comfort!

Denise O’Sullivan offering a gift to Ms. Flambouyant Gardens/Vanessa Trivino-Rodriguez smiling in the background (Submitted photo)

It is a Merry Christmas for all the residents at Flambouyant Gardens this holiday season! On Dec. 21, Ocwen USVI Services LLC brought several household items for all 58 Flambouyant Gardens residents. The president of Ocwen USVI Services LLC, Denise O’Sullivan, and the Property and Facilities manager Vanessa Trivino-Rodriguez hand-delivered gift bags to each of the residents, making the donation even more touching for everyone. The gift bags included custom bed sheets, towels, washcloths and soap.

Lutheran Social Services has received a monumental amount of support from Ocwen over the years. Some of this support includes gift certificates to the families of the Early Head Start program and appliances, furniture and electronics for the Queen Louise Home. They have also dedicated time to painting and restoring the children’s rooms for the cottages as well. They gifted a brand-new Hoyer lift to the disabled children at the Sister Emma Cottage and have also given monetary donations to Lutheran Social Services in support of these programs.

Reuben Turner receiving gift from Denise O’ Sullivan (Submitted photo)

Lutheran Social Services is in awe of all of the support they have received from this outstanding organization as they really embody what it means to care for the vulnerable populations of the Virgin Islands. Thank you for bringing comfort to the Flambouyant seniors this Christmas!

“We genuinely cherish our partnership with Ocwen! Thank you for always opening up your hearts to the people we serve,” said  Junia John-Straker, CEO of Lutheran Social Services of the VI.

Flambouyant Gardens has 56 subsidized apartments equipped to provide housing and supportive services for low-income seniors (62 years and older) in the Virgin Islands community. The program is a part of Lutheran Islands — the largest private child and family services agency in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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