Massy Group makes $4 million donation to health
As the Government of Jamaica tries in earnest to roll out a robust COVID-19 vaccination programme, the Massy Group of Companies has announced that its members are increasing their support of the effort to bolster both those working on the frontline, and residents in the community in which they operate.
The Jamaican members of the conglomerate: Massy Gas Products, Massy Distribution and Massy United Insurance, handed over $3.5 million worth of personal protective equipment, along with a second contribution worth approximately $500,000 to the Seaview Clinic under the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Adopt-A-Clinic Programme.
In receiving the donation, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton expressed gratitude for the Massy Group’s timely and valuable contribution in the spirit of nation-building at this critical juncture.
The donation of medical-grade surgical and K95 masks comes as a part of Massy’s corporate commitment, grounded in a general mission to use business as a Force for Good. In a joint statement from Massy Distribution CEO Janine Chen, Massy Gas Products CEO Rohan Ambersley, and Massy United Insurance Branch Manager Winsome Gibbs, the three collectively reiterated the group’s support of national efforts to curb the spread of the COVID19 virus.
Janine Chen commiserated, “Our thoughts are with those suffering from this global pandemic, especially the brave frontline workers who are stepping up to selflessly serve and care for so many. As a company, we have prioritised our response by seeking out the areas that align with our natural strengths as a team, as well as target the most essential needs of our key stakeholders and partners. The communities we serve and the people of Jamaica, have always been at the centre of what we do and why we exist. We hope that this latest donation of PPE will provide an added layer of protection for our heroes and support the delivery of quality health services as the battle against COVID19 intensifies. We stand with them on the frontline in hope for better days that we know will come through partnership, perseverance and resilience.”