Wortley Home gets help

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

A CHEQUE val­ued at US$4,788 was yes­ter­day handed over to the Wortley Home for Girls, lo­cated at Con­stant Spring Road in St An­drew, to as­sist in re­build­ing the place of safety.

Work has started on the build­ing, which was de­stroyed by fire in June last year. The pri­vate home is man­aged by the Dio­cese of Ja­maica and The Cay­man is­lands.

The money, a gift from the mis­sion in Wash­ing­ton, DC, was col­lected at the An­nual In­de­pen­dence Church Ser­vice, held on Au­gust 1, in Wash­ing­ton, DC, USA.

Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs and For­eign Trade Sen­a­tor Kam­ina Johnson Smith pre­sented the cheque to board chair­man of the Wortley Home for Girls Raphael Sang­ster at a cer­e­mony held at the min­istry in Kingston.

Johnson Smith said the do­na­tion is an ex­am­ple of the ways in which the di­as­pora can di­rectly have an im­pact on the “lives of our chil­dren and the most vul­ner­a­ble in Ja­maica”.

She said the col­lec­tion of funds, co­or­di­nated by the mis­sion in Wash­ing­ton, “shows again the di­rect con­nec­tion be­tween our mis­sions over­seas, the di­as­pora, res­i­dents over­seas, and our peo­ple who con­tinue to live here”.

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