The JN Foundation is encouraging all Jamaicans to donate to the Jamaica National Children’s Home, through a Relief Account, which has been established by the Foundation, at JN Bank.
The Jamaica National Children’s Home was gutted by fire on Friday, August 9 resulting in the displacement of some 44 children.
Onyka Barrett Scott, general manager of the JN Foundation, called the displacement of the children at the facility is unfortunate; however, she was thankful that no lives were lost, as a result of the fire.
“We are, therefore, encouraging members of the public to join with the JN Foundation and The Jamaica National Group, to assist with the recovery efforts, which are underway for these needy children, who have been displaced as a result of the fire,” she said.
Mrs Barrett Scott stated that members of the public can make their donations at any of the 35 JN Bank branches across the country, to account number 2094267610.
The general manager of the JN Foundation, said that persons may also donate needed items such as: mattresses, clothing, and toiletries, at offices at the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, in each parish.
The Jamaica National Children’s Home was established in 1973, as a branch of Britain’s National Children’s Home. The facility provides care and protection for children rescued from poverty and neglect.
Last year, the JN Foundation made a similar appeal for the Walker’s Place of Safety, which was also gutted by fire.
“That appeal was a success,” Mrs Barrett Scott reported, “And, it is our hope that this initiative will also achieve a similar response.”