ST. THOMAS — Brisa Max Holdings VI, a management consulting company and a partner-tenant at the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park, made a first-time $50,000 donation to the local nonprofit Patient Assist VI, Inc.

Founded in 2014 by William Perkins III, Brisa Max applies proprietary research and technology to identify market opportunities.

Patient Assist VI, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 with a mission of helping patients obtain prescription drug medications that would otherwise be unattainable because of income limitations.

The organization accesses medications through pharmaceutical assistance programs and also pays for medications outright for qualified patients. Patient Assist VI also provides patients with information regarding drug discount programs so that they can continue receiving their medications at no or little cost.

Since its inception, Patient Assist VI has helped more than 175 people receive more than $429,000 in free medications and prescription refills. Donations come from multinational pharmaceutical companies and individuals and companies associated with the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Patient Assist VI is currently helping qualified patients on St. Thomas and St. John, with the hopes of expanding services to St. Croix.

For more information about Patient Assist VI, contact Executive Director Katherine Haneef at paviexecutivedirector@gmail.com, or call 340-775-0053.