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United way of Jamaica raises funds for the vulnerable

The UMJ launched St.Vincent and Grenadine-Disaster Fund

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St. Vincent and Grenadines: At critical times, The United Way of Jamaica (UMJ) has always got into action to provide relief and assistance to needy people.

The UMJ launched St.Vincent and Grenadine-Disaster Fund with the purpose to help those people who were affected by the recent volcanic eruptions in St. Vincent and Grenadines.

The Donation Fund will provide the immediate needs of COVID -19 like personal protective gears, water, bedding, sanitary products for babies, the elderly and women, along with other items.

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Chorvelle Johnson Cunningham, Chair of the United Way of Jamaica, announced that “the United Way of Jamaica are always stood with the people to help them. We are uniquely positioned to provide immediate disaster response through our network, including raising funds and giving all the resources to assist in any possible way.

Abul Khan, Operations Co-ordinator Country Cluster, Delegation for the Dutch and English Speaking Caribbean at the Red Cross indicated that 5,600 individuals had been evacuated and there is a significant need for livelihood support”.

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The fund was collected about $250,000 from the United Way of Jamaica Disaster Fund and also received a personal donation of $50,000 during the launch.

The United Way of Jamaica will be engaged with local and international partners and corporate entities to ensure fund success.

Johnson Cunningham further informed that “the UWJ will fully support the Women’s Leadership Initiative. The committee of the United Way of Jamaica and the Jamaica Red Cross will make an appeal to other organisation to provide support and relief.”

These funds will fulfil the need of the Volcanic erupted people.

The UMJ promises the people that they will always stand with them to provide them full assistance; they are ready to do anything which are necessary for the public welfare.

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