Help A Child Foun­da­tion eases mother’s woes

The Star (Jamaica) - - News - ALI­CIA BAR­RETT STAR Writer

Help A Child Founder Ja­son Evans had his eyes set on help­ing chil­dren who are less for­tu­nate over the re­cent Christ­mas sea­son.

How­ever, the needs of one woman was so much, he could not turn a blind eye to it.

Evans said that while he had fun help­ing the chil­dren, he is very grate­ful that per­sons who have do­nated to the cause also en­abled him to help the fam­ily of Si­mone Scott.

“This fam­ily was rec­om­mended to us by a woman. She sent in­for­ma­tion about the woman’s son, but the bed which they were sleep­ing on gained my at­ten­tion. It looked like two boards hold­ing some­thing up. So we as a group de­cided that we needed to help her,” he said.

He said that through the gen­eros­ity of one of the co­or­di­na­tors who gave away one of his beds, Scott can now en­joy a good night’s rest.

He added that through some of the funds he was given, he bought sheet sets for her as well.

“I am so happy that they were able to help be­cause a ground we did have a mat­tress and a sleep,” said Scott, a mother of two.

Scott told THE STAR that for a long time, the roof of her home has been leak­ing and this caused the bed to de­te­ri­o­rate.

She said that be­cause of this church sis­ter, her chil­dren are able to sleep on a good bed and she is grate­ful for it.

“The bed did rot­ten and deh pan the grung and is a good thing me get fi dash it weh be­cause a forty leg did deh un­der deh and me never know,” she said.

Evans said that he ex­tends his ap­pre­ci­a­tion to those who made his work pos­si­ble and for those who have pledged to of­fer help in the fu­ture.

“It was amaz­ing help­ing th­ese chil­dren, we had some of their par­ents in tears. I am over­joyed that per­sons help and made this ini­tia­tive a re­al­ity, and I thank oth­ers who have also pledged to help in the fu­ture,” he said.

Mem­bers of the Help A Child Foun­da­tion take a pic­ture with the chil­dren who they helped to give a fun Christ­mas.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS

Mem­bers of the Help A Child Foun­da­tion (from left): Amando John­son, Nailia Evans, Ja­son Evans (founder), Peta-Gay Fer­gu­son, and Leonardo Mor­ris.

Not only did her chil­dren re­ceive clothes, Si­mone Scott (right) also re­ceived a new bed from the foun­da­tion.

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