Monday 21 September, 2020

Elderly residents of Grants Pen get COVID care packages from promoters

Tommica Foreman from Kirk and Frame Production donates a care package to an elderly resident of Grants Pen in St Andrew.

Tommica Foreman from Kirk and Frame Production donates a care package to an elderly resident of Grants Pen in St Andrew.

Fifty elderly residents of Grants Pen in St Andrew benefited from the generosity of party promoters Kirk and Frame Production, who gifted care packages to the senior citizens to help them cope amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Included in the care packages were household items such as cooking oil, rice, cornmeal, oats, sardine, mackerel, corned beef and tissue.

The packages were delivered last Saturday and Sunday to the vulnerable residents by Tommica Foreman from Kirk and Frame Production. Kevin Marshall and Kurtis Chevannes, the other principals of the promotion company, were off the island.

The Government of Jamaica has imposed several restrictions since the middle of March to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the island. Among the measures have been individuals over the age of 65 being restricted to working from home and those over 75 staying at home completely.

This is in addition to total lockdowns place on sections of the island, as well as the imposition of nightly curfews across the breadth, which has restricted the movements of Jamaicans, but more so, mainly the elderly.

According to Marshall, the philanthropic effort was a way of giving back to the community from where the three partners originally hail. He said the members of Kirk and Frame Production faced hardships during their developmental years and wanted to alleviate some of the difficulties the residents are currently having due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Grants Pen COVID Care to the Elderly

“We grew up poor with sleepless nights from hunger and had to move about from place to place, so we are in a better place at this time to help some people, who are having it difficult, with some not having anything to eat and suffering from hunger.

“We always keep something in January and give back to the community, to the kids and support initiatives from the community, so this is a way to show that we are trying to help the community by doing good,” Marshall said.

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