It’s important to support the things that we find valuable and beneficial to society. Many times, community support is the only way for an organization to be successful. When someone becomes successful, the best way to give thanks is to pass along these blessings to others who could greatly benefit from the extra support.
David Johnson Cane Bay Co-Founder knows the importance of supporting the causes he believes in. In 2014 he made the first installment of a $50,000.00 personal donation to Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital in St. Croix. This meant that the hospital could move forward with much-needed room upgrades for the women’s and children’s division of the hospital.
Donating the first $25,000.00 not only allowed for rooms and facilities to be updated, it also was a way to encourage corporate citizens to do the same. The final $25,000.00 was donated in February of 2016 and was an exciting day for everyone. Many have called his donation the gift that keeps on giving as it is still providing more updates and rooms at the hospital. So far, they have opened 5 new rooms for patients and employees and the benefits of the new rooms are being enjoyed every day.
The employees were overwhelmed by the generosity and were able to work together to plan ideas for the renovation. A private lactation room is just one of the new rooms that was built at the hospital for employees who are breastfeeding. It encourages them to take care of themselves and take care of their babies which makes them better able to support and care for their patients.
Choosing Who to Support
David Johnson chose to support the hospital and particularly the women’s and children’s division because it is where some of the best moments and most vulnerable moments in life take place. Hospitals are a place where everyone will be at some point or another and he was happy to play a role in making it a comfortable place for patients. He encourages others to donate to their community wherever and whenever they can.