Driftwood Gun Club on Tuesday handed over $150,000 to the Portland Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund (PHSRF), in a brief ceremony at Medusa, Hope Road, St Andrew.In expressing gratitude for the funds, its chairman Dr André Foote said the persons affected are still badly in need of help so he was urging others to contribute.
"I thank Driftwood Gun Club for this donation, and I encourage other organisations that are in a position to do so, to help, no matter how small. Those affected by Hurricane Sandy; the greatest area of need is housing, so everything makes a difference." Dr Foote said Food For The Poor continues to assist and they are grateful.
In its close to 10 years of existence, Driftwood Gun Club has always made donations, particularly to community development, from its fund-raising efforts. President of the club Nari Williams-Singh said, when Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz issued the call for help following last year's passage of Hurricane Sandy, the club decided to prioritise the PHSRF from the proceeds of its recent party, "We have done this in keeping with our club's mission to help the needy in Jamaica," Williams-Singh said.
In the past, the club has also made donations to a number of individuals and communities in St Elizabeth, including a water tank project, school supplies for bird boys, Jack Sprat Christmas treat, financial and sports equipment to schools, and BREDS, Treasure Beach, as well as assisted with the salary for a basic-school teacher.