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Wortley Home gets help

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2016 | 11:00 AM

A cheque valued at US$4,788 was yesterday handed over to the Wortley Home for Girls, located at Constant Spring Road in St Andrew, to assist in rebuilding the place of safety.

Work has started on the building, which was destroyed by fire in June last year. The private home is managed by the Diocese of Jamaica and The Cayman islands.

The money, a gift from the mission in Washington, DC, was collected at the Annual Independence Church Ser-vice, held on August 1, in Washington, DC, USA.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith presented the cheque to board chairman of the Wortley Home for Girls Raphael Sangster at a ceremony held at the ministry in Kingston.

Johnson Smith said the donation is an example of the ways in which the diaspora can directly have an impact on the "lives of our children and the most vulnerable in Jamaica".

She said the collection of funds, coordinated by the mission in Washington, "shows again the direct connection between our missions overseas, the diaspora, residents overseas, and our people who continue to live here".