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Corporate Hands: Food For the Poor Supports School, Infirmary

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Cutting the ribbon to open the new sanitation facility at Paisley All-Age School are (from left): John Dahl, director of construction services (concrete), Food For The Poor; Winston Green, member of parliament for South East St Mary; Carmen Williams, senior teacher; Dionne Clarke-Williams, principal of the school, and two students.
Representatives of the Manchester Infirmary and Food For The Poor Jamaica pose with the 2007 Mitsubishi Grandis that was donated to the infirmary. At right is Mayor of Mandeville, Brenda Ramsay.
Colin Brown (second right), owner of ProChoice Home & Hardware Centre in Linstead, St Catherine, donated 1,200 six-inch concrete blocks and 30 ply doors valued at $150,000 to Food For The Poor Jamaica to assist with the charity organisation’s efforts across the island in building homes for needy individuals. Accepting the donation on May 20 is Executive Director of Food For The Poor David Mair (right), while (from left) Sheldon Raymond, operations manager, ProChoice, and John Dahl, construction services director of Food For The Poor, look on.

A new sanitation block was recently opened at the Paisley All-Age School. After 69 years of operating with pit latrines, the school which is located in Luna district, St Mary, has been upgraded with a modern bathroom facility from the $100 million sanitation block project launched by the Ministry of Education in partnership with the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation and Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica.

On May 3 the new facility was officially handed over to the school.

Manchester Infirmary also revived a new SUV from FFP, in its continued effort to enhance public health and improve patient care in Jamaica. The 2007 Mitsubishi Grandis was handed over to the facility on April 17 at the charity's office in St Catherine. Funds used to purchase this new vehicle came from donors across the world and members of corporate Jamaica. The vehicle will be used for the sole purpose of transporting residents of the infirmary to their clinic appointments, church services and in cases of emergency.