Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer
The Jamaica Public Service (JPS), St Ann's Bay, has reached out to the community, in keeping with the spirit of Christmas, with two projects, one involving the company's VOLTS (Volunteers On Location To Serve) team.
The VOLTS team first visited the St Ann Infirmary and spent several hours renovating sections of the facility, then donated a 17 cubic foot refrigerator.
"This is a just a small gesture as JPS strives to assist the less fortunate members of our society," JPS parish manager for St Ann, Marvin Campbell, said.
"We are committed to our nation's development and, as such, we see the need to wholeheartedly give of our time and resources," he added.
Two days later, the company turned its attention to the young ones, hosting its annual Children Christmas Treat, for two schools, the Northview preparatory school and the Salvation Army basic school, both located in St Ann's Bay.
The treat, which took place at the company's premises, saw scores of children turning out to enjoy themselves with snacks and gifts for the Christmas.
"Last year, we treated pupils from the Miracle Basic School and the St Ann's Bay Infant School, and we are hoping to extend this gesture to the remaining schools in successive years," Campbell said of the treat. "We are committed to our nation's development and, as such, we see the need to make this an annual event where we wholeheartedly give of our time and resources."