Thursday, July 30, 2020

NAME OF FEATURE | THE GLEANER | THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2020 6 THE BEST OF ‘EMANCIPENDENCE’ – CULTURE, CUISINE, PEOPLE G B ENERGY-TEXACO Jamaica recently donated J$1 mil- lion to the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica’s (PSOJ) COVID-19 Response Fund. The fund was established to assist vulnera- ble citizens affected by the ongo- ing coronavirus pandemic. “THE TEXACO brand has been present in Jamaica for over 100 years and, as always, we remain committed to supporting our communities in the best way pos- sible,” said Bela Szabo, GB Energy- Texaco Jamaica CEO.“We chose to donate to the PSOJ, which we are a member of, because we wanted to ensure that we could directly impact in a positive way the most vulnerable among us who really need assistance,” he continued. The fund is a multisectoral partnership, including other umbrella organisations such as the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS), the United Way of Jamaica (UWJ), American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ), and other key stakeholders. Its goal is to reach a total of J$250 million, to assist in Jamaica’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, the funds donated will be allocated to sup- port food security and health ser- vices in Jamaica, as well as boost supplies of medical equipment, in- cluding personal protective equip- ment for front-line and emergency workers. GB Energy-Texaco Ja donates J$1m to PSOJ’s COVID-19 Response Fund PHILANTHROPY JAIFA donates to Maxfield Park Children’s Home From left: Irene Graham, public relations and community projects director of the Jamaica Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (JAIFA), and Shirley Daley, metropolitan chapter chair, make a donation of toiletries, personal effects, household products and canned foods to Debbie Dunn-Ferguson, administrator of the Maxfield Park Children’s Home, on behalf of JAIFA, on Tuesday, June 30. Among other things, the funds donated will be allocated to support food security and health services in Jamaica, as well as boost supplies of medical equipment, including personal protective equipment for front-line and emergency workers.

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