In 2013, Laluna assisted the Grenadian organization Friends of the Mentally Ill to push forward with their efforts in creating local understanding and acceptance of mental illness by sponsoring the building and hosting of a website, fomigrenada.org. The website aims to promote mental health awareness and raise funds for the betterment of the local mental health facility, Mt. Gay.
Laluna’s commitment to mental health and giving back is ongoing, and last week Bernardo Bertucci, owner of the resort, met with Dr. Spencer and Matron Joanna and donated four benches for the hospital’s new garden. Unfortuantely his wife Wendy Bertucci was unable to attend the hand over ceremony.
At the bench handover, Bernardo Bertucci spoke on behalf of his wife Wendy saying: ”We are proud to assist this institution and are trying to improve the quality of life of the patient’s and the staff. We have more initiatives planned for the end of the year, and we will continue to collaborate with the hospital.”
Wendy Bertucci plans to host a fundraising event in the fall, with information to come on fomigrenada.org. For more information on how to donate to the fomigrenada, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org