Tuesday 20 August, 2019

FFP supports Holy Spirit Catholic Mission in Maggotty

From left to right:  Most Rev. Burchell McPherson, Bishop of Montego Bay; Most Rev. Kenneth D.O. Richards, Archbishop of Kingston; Beryl Rochester, Custos of St Elizabeth; Rev. Charles Dufour, Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston and Floyd Green MP for South West St Elizabeth and FFP Director of Distribution Services Craig Moss-Solomon at the dedication ceremony.

From left to right: Most Rev. Burchell McPherson, Bishop of Montego Bay; Most Rev. Kenneth D.O. Richards, Archbishop of Kingston; Beryl Rochester, Custos of St Elizabeth; Rev. Charles Dufour, Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston and Floyd Green MP for South West St Elizabeth and FFP Director of Distribution Services Craig Moss-Solomon at the dedication ceremony.

Residents of Maggotty and surrounding communities in St Elizabeth will benefit from a recently unveiled eye clinic and training centre at the Holy Spirit Catholic Mission.

The centre features sewing machines and other sewing equipment; dental chairs and equipment for the clinic; as well as office furniture – donated by Food for the Poor, Jamaica.

Fr. Marek Bzinkowski, pastor at the Holy Spirit Catholic Mission, expressed his appreciation for the donation.

“Food for the Poor is an important part of our mission in Maggotty. So many individuals and families are receiving food, clothing, furniture and services of different kinds,” Bzinkowski said.

He added: “Over 14,000 persons are seen at the clinic annually and a lot of the medication we give away comes from Food for the Poor. Also, we send over 200 children to school regularly and provide them with pencils and books, and we supply over 28 schools in the area with furniture and school supplies. We operate a homework centre and have active charitable programmes in the community. Food for the Poor supports all these activities.”

David Mair, Executive Director, Food for the Poor Poor, Jamaica said the organisation cherishes the relationship with Holy Spirit Catholic Mission.

“It is a joy and an honour to support organisations like these, which provide unstinting care and support in communities. Whether it is through donations of food, clothing and various types of equipment, or by providing needed services from time to time, we assist these organizations in their many activities.”

Mair also stressed the importance of reaching those in need who live in rural areas.

“Through our partners and our generous donors, we are able to provide educational, health and social services to Jamaicans of all ages, who are in need. We are very grateful to our trusted partners in rural Jamaica. Without whom we would not be able to reach many of these communities to provide assistance.”

Fr. Marek added that Food for the Poor has “provided the necessary tools and materials to place something substantial in the hands of the needy, which will help to change their lives. With just two hands there can be a lot of goodwill, but when all hands work together, we can accomplish a lot.                 

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