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VIPD Teams Up With Government Agencies, Private Business, To Put Joy On Thanksgiving Tables

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 250 residents of the Bovoni and Paul M. Pearson Garden Housing communities were presented with turkeys this week on St. Thomas.

Alpine Securities USVI, one of the territory’s leading Economic Development Authority beneficiaries has been giving back to the community in various ways throughout the years.

Alpine partnered with the Office of the Governor – St. Thomas/Water Island Administrator, the Law Enforcement Planning Commission, the Virgin Islands Police Department – Crime Prevention Bureau & Weed and Seed, the United States Attorney Office – Project Safe Neighborhood, the St. Thomas East Lions Club, and Westbay Wholesale/Cheney Brothers International for a Goodwill Thanksgiving Turkey giveaway on Sunday.

St. Thomas/Water Island Administrator Avery Lewis, Law Enforcement Planning Commission Director Ray Martinez, Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor, Assistant United States Attorney Juan Albino, Westbay Wholesale’s Carl Charleswell and others assisted Jason Charles of Alpine Securities with handing out turkeys.

The giveaway provided law enforcement leaders the opportunity to interact with the community in a positive manner.

“Often times law enforcement does not get to communicate with residents in such an informal manner” said LEPC Director Ray Martinez. “Building relationships begins with both sides seeing each other as equals and communicating on the same level, and this was a great start!”

Throughout the day, residents could be seen expressing overwhelming appreciation.

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