PHOTOS: Miles Enterprise gives back to West kingston
Selena Miles delivers a care package to an elderly resident in west Kingston. (Photos: Marlon Reid)
Miles Enterprise Limited provided more than 200 children and elderly residents of the volatile communities of west Kingston with care packages to help offset the financial burden caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In a trek through communities on Sunday, packages were given to the most vulnerable residents in areas such as Denham Town, Tivoli Gardens and Hannah Town by chief executive officer of Miles Enterprise, Oneil Miles along with team members and community organisers.
Included in the packages were toiletries and food items, as well as sanitisers among other products.
Oneil Miles greets west Kingston residents before handing them care packages.
According to Miles, the project was part of its organisation's efforts to give back to the community where it has operated for decades. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing severe hardship, it presented an opportune time to show appreciation for the support.
He said he was continuing the tradition of his father - the former head of Miles Enterprise - who had a special love for the elderly and children.
“It's all about continuing something that my father started. He always had the love for old people and children so, we took the time out to say that we would try to prepare some care packages for the people in the community who support us.
An elderly resident expresses gratitude to Selena Miles.
“We started with the aim of trying to achieve 150 full packs, but when we placed our foot soldiers on the ground, the list that came in was overwhelming with approximately 250 people. So, we tried to stretch it as far as we can,” Miles said.
Miles Enterprise has spanned three generations of the Miles family, with Oneil now at the helm of the business which was founded by his grandfather.