SINT MAARTEN (CUL DE SAC) - A St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation press release published on Monday, September 20th, 2021, under the headline “3,396 receive Tzu Chi emergency food relief,” erroneously stated that a total of 3,396 persons in need in Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin as well as 18 institutions received food packages from the St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation as part of its emergency food relief recently.
The 3,396 persons who received food packages were actually only from French St. Martin. The total number of recipients from both Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin for the emergency relief period from May 16 to Jul 30, 2021, amounted to 10,586.
This massive relief effort was executed with the assistance of 1,167 volunteers. The St Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation regrets the error.