Monday 9 December, 2019

Jamaicans urged to donate to Bahamas recovery efforts

Food for the Poor Jamaica and Sandals Foundation have partnered to respond to the massive recovery and rebuilding efforts needed due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in Northern Bahamas.

Food for the Poor Jamaica and Sandals Foundation have partnered to respond to the massive recovery and rebuilding efforts needed due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in Northern Bahamas.

Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica and the Sandals Foundation are urging Jamaicans to donate towards Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in northern Bahamas.

The FFP and Sandals Foundation have partnered to respond to the massive recovery and rebuilding efforts needed due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

Through the partnership, FFP Jamaica and the Sandals Foundation are assessing specific urgent needs and planning support for the reconstruction work that will be required. Both organizations are also calling on all Jamaicans to support their efforts.

“We were all heartbroken when we saw the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful hurricanes on record,” said FFP Director Craig Moss-Solomon, who added that “this could have been Jamaica and, as good neighbours, we have to help.”

FFP Director Kivette Silvera is appealing to all of Jamaica to join in the efforts to assist our neighbours who are now in desperate need.”

“As the severity of the impact of Hurricane Dorian becomes clearer, the message is also getting louder that we must help, and Jamaicans can join forces with FFP Jamaica and the Sandals Foundation to let our Bahamian brothers and sisters know we are here for them.”

Executive Director at Sandals Foundation, Heidi Clarke says “Together we can achieve so much more. While we are aware that the recovery process will be long-term, at this moment we can help meet immediate restoration needs. The more people we can have onboard donating in cash, the more impact we can have on the ground and hope we can give our neighbours to persevere.” Clarke said.

The Sandals Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International (SR) launched in March 2009 to help SRI continue to make a difference in the Caribbean. With the Sandals Resorts in Bahamas being hundreds of miles away from the path of the storm and receiving no damage, the SRI is in a unique position to galvanize support and help. 100 per cent of every donation goes directly to relief efforts to communities impacted in the Northern Bahamas.

Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica is the largest charity organization in Jamaica. The organization partners with a number of stakeholders including churches, non-governmental and private sector organizations, children’s homes and service organizations throughout the island that deal directly with the poor to fill their most urgent needs and to encourage self-sufficiency. The work of Food For The Poor is funded by donations.

For further information about how you can donate, please visit our websites at: https://foodforthepoorja.org    &   https://sandalsfoundation.org/

 

 

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