THE MARYLAND-BASED Partners of Good Shepherd Jamaica (POGS) has contributed simply over US$75,000 in financial assistance to numerous tasks to help the prone and underserved in diverse communities in Jamaica.
According to POGS President Joy Dufour, her organization has been very pleased a good way to render this help over the past seven years.
“Good Shepherd Jamaica became mounted to assist the terrible and infirmed, and it’s far our challenge to provide financial, physical and moral guide to cope with the instructional and healthcare needs of the deprived in Jamaica,” she explained.
Dufour gave an overview of the POGS Maryland chapter on the business enterprise’s 7th fundraising dinner-dance in Rockville, Maryland, earlier this month. She informed the large audience that their contributions have helped the organization to aid the Mustard Seed Communities and Good Shepherd Foundation of Jamaica, as well as the Good Shepherd Medical Complex, a contemporary sanatorium in Montego Bay that offers healthcare needs of the running negative in the Jamaican traveller capital.
DROP IN THE OCEAN
Dufour conceded that POGS by myself can not change Jamaica, however “it can forged a stone throughout the waters to create a ripple”.
It is a drop in the ocean, she said, “but the ocean could be less due to that missing drop”.
In her message to mark the occasion – study by using the deputy leader of task on the Embassy of Jamaica, Andrea Dubidad-Dixon – Jamaica’s ambassador to the USA, Audrey Marks, commended the POGS membership for devoting itself to offering a great deal-wished guide and assistance to the terrible and deprived in Jamaica. “I am pleased to be aware the first rate progress that POGS Jamaica has made in its tremendously quick lifestyles.”
This newly constructed scientific centre and desire hospice placed in Montego Bay, in addition to the Mustard Seed Communities which has been serving the desires of the inclined in Jamaica, were the primary beneficiaries of the benevolence of POGS in a subculture that is increasingly more characterized by way of self-centredness.
“Your tangible support to these establishments sends a sturdy message of affection and hope to the benefactors,” she declared.
Ambassador Marks brought that the assist of POGS enhances the efforts of the Government of Jamaica, which has accorded excessive precedence to lowering the level of poverty in Jamaica.
“While we’ve got experienced fulfillment at the economic front supported by means of the macroeconomic balance over numerous consecutive quarters of increase, discount of debt, inflation and unemployment, we’re cognisant of the want for social safety for the terrible and susceptible within the society.”
It is for that reason that the Government in Jamaica has increased coins grants with the aid of approximately 50 consistent with cent to approximately three hundred,000 beneficiaries of its flagship social assistance Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), the ambassador explained.
In his cope with, former chancellor of The University of the West Indies Sir George Alleyne lauded POGS for its consistency in supporting the poor and needy in Jamaica. Sir George appealed to the target audience to support this business enterprise, as the budget are channelled into the proper route, which is supporting the vulnerable within the Jamaican society.