Kingston-based IBI Ambassadors, Chad Morgan, Donnette Wright, Nickoyon Brown and Anthony Stephenson closely observed a spike in the number of residents experiencing financial difficulty within the Maxfield Park community due primarily to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The team of ambassadors was deeply troubled by the displacement and loss of jobs caused by the virus, which prompted their compassionate response.
After careful thought, funds were mobilized from the coffers of corporate sponsors and personal purses to offset the growing need. Packages containing food items and sanitary material were procured for elderly residents within the community and delivered on Sunday, May 10th. The team was met with broad smiles and warm faces as they handed over more than thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) worth of supplies to residents. Package recipients noted how grateful they were for the support which had been scarce since being in lockdown and watching daily supplies dwindle.
IBI Ambassadors are mobilized by the Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen through the IBI’s mantra of ‘using what’s right with Jamaica to fix what’s wrong with Jamaica’. During times of hardship and uncertainty, it is important that we come together in love and support to strengthen our bond as a people and ‘serve with humble pride’.
Written: Alex V. Sterling