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The Jamaica Consulate in Miami has raised nearly US$4,000 to benefit the Swift Purcell Boys’ Home in St. Mary and the Missionaries of the Poor.
The funds are the proceeds from the annual Independence church service held last month in Fort Lauderdale.
Consul General Ricardo Allicock, will present the money to the institutions when he visits the island on Friday (Sept. 15). He praised nationals in South Florida for their ongoing commitment to assisting the less fortunate in Jamaica.
Since 2003, the proceeds from the annual Independence church service have gone to the Swift Purcell Boys’ Home to benefit some 75 boys from age six to 18 years.
Several of the boys are enrolled in tertiary institutions, where they are pursuing studies in the arts, hospitality management, agricultural science and vocational programmes.
Superintendent of Swift Purcell, Donald Stewart, told JIS News that the donation would go towards the expansion project, which was in progress. The upgrading would enable the home to accommodate more boys.
Mr. Stewart expressed gratitude to the South Florida Diaspora for their ongoing support, noting that the money donated over the years has been used to advance the welfare of the residents of the home.