Parks Dept Workers Donate $3,000

September 30, 2011

Yesterday [Sept.29] Parks Department employees presented a cheque for $3,000 to the family of a fellow worker who recently passed away. Victor Moniz had worked for the Parks Department for 50 years, and his co-workers decided to raise funds to assist him when became ill.

Members of the Parks Dept present the cheque to Mr Moniz’s daughter:

Parks Donation BIU Honour of Mr Moniz Sept 29 2011-1_wm

“We all came together, we found out he was abroad and found out he had problems with his insurance. We said ‘if they aren’t going to help, we will’. It was a team effort,” said one of Mr Moniz’s co-workers.

“We were raising it for one thing, but we didn’t expect the end. Our condolences go out to his family.”

Members of the Parks Dept, BIU President Chris Furbert, the family of Victor Moniz:

Parks Donation BIU Honour of Mr Moniz Sept 29 2011-1-2_wm

Speaking on behalf of the Moniz family, Victor Moniz’s daughter said, “I just want to thank everyone for their support and for being there for my Dad.”

“My Dad loved his job, he had a lot of friends in Parks, he always talked about his friends, his job. So I think what they have done is so overwhelming that saying thank you would never be enough. I really appreciate everything they did for my Dad.”

Press conference video:

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  1. star man says:

    Well done Parks Dep’t workers. That’s the Bermuda I know and love. But what the hell is LudaChris doing in there. Did this gracious act of Charity originate with the Union? I doubt it. So why is that joker grandstanding on the Charity of others? The Union had nothing to do with this, other than setting up an unnecessary press conference. It’s really just another photo op and sound bite opportunity for the Chief Sh$t Disturber.

    I am no Christian but this passage from Matthew 6:1-4 says a lot about the PLP/Union:

    “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

  2. 1minute says:

    Looking at the photos… Was it from the Parks Dept or the BIU???
    Well done, either way…

    • RME says:

      It was from the Parks Department. But on the news last night I heard one of the workers say that they went to BIU for direction or advice for some reason.

  3. RME says:

    I wish the gentleman on Chris Furbert’s left has changed his shirt before coming to the prss conference.

    • LaVerne Furbert says:

      You people are really unbelievable. The donation was made by the Parks Division of the BIU. The event was held at the BIU with the blessing of the General Council.

      As far as the gentleman’s shirt is concerned, at least it showed that he had been working.

      • Soooo says:

        Soo the workers of the Parks Division that are NOT BIU members had nothing to do with it?? Thanks to the Workers that gave selflessly!! Shame on the BIU for using someone’s tragedy as a photo-op…

  4. Terry says:

    B$tch f#$kin moan. No wonder Bermuda is where it is.

    Parks is a segment of Government that do tremendous works. And yes, they are represented by the BIU. So what.

    They came together and now some a$#holes want to tear assunder.

    50 years.

    That speaks for itself. Get over it you cronic haters.

    Mt condolences to the family.

    Addendum. Laverne, you are correct on all you stated. Credit where it is due. I am tied of this slap s$#t.