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Food For The Poor extends 5K Registration



PROComm | 2016-05-02 00:00:00

Local charity organization, Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica, has extended the registration period for its upcoming 5K Run/Walk, which will take place on Saturday, May 7 starting at 6:30 am at Emancipation Park. Proceeds from the event will go towards the construction of 100 homes for less fortunate Jamaicans.

David Mair, Executive Director, FFP Jamaica, says the deadline has been extended to midnight on Tuesday, May 3 to accommodate individuals and groups who missed the deadline on April 29.

“After reviewing numerous requests, our 5K Run/Walk team decided to extend the registration period, which now closes on May 3 at midnight,” Mair said.

Those interested in registering for the 5K can do so via the link http://www.runningeventsja.com/foodforthepoor.

FFP Jamaica raised approximately J$46.5 million from the first staging of the event in 2015, and are hoping to surpass that amount for 2016.

“We’re proud to announce that 64 houses were constructed for poverty-stricken families across the island from the funds raised. However, 842 houses were constructed in 2015 by FFP overall. This is a major accomplishment for our charity group in its thirty-fourth year of existence,” Mair said.

He added, “For 2016, we are looking forward to extending our reach to more Jamaicans from funds raised from the 5K. We would like to build at least 100 houses and surpass the amount we raised last year.”

Mair said the best way to achieve this objective is through the support of Jamaicans, especially those from all levels of society.




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