Friday 14 August, 2020

Portmore senior gets new appliances for newly renovated home

Miss Hopie (second left); resident of Dreamland in Old Braeton Portmore, is pleased to be in her newly renovated home courtesy of the Portmore Municipal Corporation. She is surrounded by appliances donated to her by Unicomer (Jamaica) Limited. Sharing in the moment are (from left to right) His Worship Leon Thomas, Mayor of Portmore, Anthony Wint, Councillor of the Braeton Division and Marjorie Daniels, Courts Portmore Branch Manager.

Miss Hopie (second left); resident of Dreamland in Old Braeton Portmore, is pleased to be in her newly renovated home courtesy of the Portmore Municipal Corporation. She is surrounded by appliances donated to her by Unicomer (Jamaica) Limited. Sharing in the moment are (from left to right) His Worship Leon Thomas, Mayor of Portmore, Anthony Wint, Councillor of the Braeton Division and Marjorie Daniels, Courts Portmore Branch Manager.

Unicomer (Jamaica) Limited, in conjunction with the Portmore Municipal Corporation recently handed over appliances to Hopie Campbell, a senior citizen living in the Dreamland community of Old Braeton in St Catherine. 
 
Campbell, affectionately called Miss Hopie recently benefited from a renovated home, with the assistance of Portmore Mayor, Leon Thomas. 
 
She previously lived in a dilapidated structure with barely any basic amenities.
 
Getting wind of the situation and the dire need of Miss Hopie, Thomas and the municipal corporation went to work to renovate her space to make it comfortable and livable.
 
In their preparations, they reached out to Unicomer (Jamaica) Limited to assist in this need. Miss Hopie received a Wintek fan, a Mabe 20" gas stove and a Mabe refrigerator. 
 
Thomas said: “There was no appliance in the kitchen when we were finished with the renovations. Often time when you visit, the place is very hot but now she has the opportunity to cool down under the fan with a glass of ice-cold water and she can prepare her meals through the use of the stove. These may be things we normally take for granted because they are comforts we’ve always had and today Miss Hopie has those comforts too. We are so grateful to Unicomer (Jamaica) Limited for this donation”.
 
In her new space, Miss Hopie roused everyone in the room to join her in singing as she gave thanks for the provision of donations to her home.
 
In her presentation to Miss Hopie, Marjorie Daniels, Courts Portmore Branch Manager said, “over the years, as responsible corporate citizens, we have developed a real love relationship with the mayor’s office and so we were delighted to be a part of this initiative. On behalf of Courts and our managing director, it’s our pleasure to be here today for Miss Hopie.”

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