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A cheque in the amount of US$10,000 was presented to Jamaica’s Honorary Consul in Atlanta, Vin Martin by Reverend Dr. Aaron Parker, pastor of the Zion Hill Baptist Church in Georgia, to assist in the Hurricane Ivan Relief Drive.
The presentation was made at a handing over ceremony at the church on Thursday, October 15.
In presenting the cheque, Rev. Parker said his congregation was concerned about the damage that Jamaica suffered as a result of the hurricane and decided to contribute to the recovery effort.
He said that while the majority of the congregation consisted of African Americans, there were also a small percentage of Jamaicans who are members and it was therefore “important that we come to the aid of our Caribbean brothers and sisters.”
In accepting the cheque, Mr. Martin expressed thanks to the church on behalf of the Government and the people of Jamaica, noting that this was the largest single contribution that had been made to the fund so far. He pointed out that there was no doubt that the money would go a far way in helping Jamaica through its recovery process.
This is the second contribution that the fund has received thus far from a church, as the Providence Missionary Church recently donated US$2,800. The Atlanta fund now stands at just over US$20,000.

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