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JGRA to the rescue

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:20 PM

JGRA to the rescue

*Entity donate well needed supplies for the people of Haiti

It takes a heart to care, and even a bigger heart to give to the needy.

This is the sentiments ushered by the Jamaica Gasoline Retailers Association (JGRA) as they joined hands and hearts to give well-needed food supplies to the people of Haiti who suffered during the passage of Hurricane Matthew in October. Over 1000 Haitians perished as the monster storm ravaged the Caribbean nation.

The donation included non-perishable foods, and drinking water which is always in high demand in Haiti.

The utilised the services of Food for the Poor as a bridge to carry these necessary items to the persons affected.

Meanwhile, the JGRA has also extended their giving to the people of St Thomas and Portland that were adversely affected by the October floods, and they will be given clothing and water.

"I met with members of the JGRA and i told them we need to do something tangible for the people of Haiti. The response was encouraging and i have to applaud my members for their generosity in this time of need," Phillip Chong, the President of the JGRA had this to say.

He added, "A disaster anywhere as long as it affects human life and conditions we believe it is a concern and our duty to assist where necessary. When we saw on the news what happened in Haiti it went straight to the heart. We knew we had to come together to contribute to our neighbours plight."

The project was spearheaded by Sandra Kenny, who formed a quick response team called, Haiti Response. "I thank all the members of the JGRA for embracing the project and their quick response to reach the people of Haiti in their time of need."

The group was also very grateful to their sponsoring partners Cals Manufacturing Company, Wisynco and Ann-Marie Vaz.