February 25, 2018  10:12:16am

United Way of Jamaica honours Nation Builders’

The United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) held its 29th annual Nation Builders’ Award Ceremony on September 11, 2014 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, honouring sixteen (16) Corporate, thirty- two (32) Individual donors; and sixty – three (63) Organizations, representing employees who support the work of the voluntary sector through salary deductions.    Chairman of the United Way of Jamaica, Mr. Ian Forbes, disclosed that as result of the combined contributions of donors, and the support of its volunteer’s island wide, the United Way was able to raise $103million dollars in the 2013 Campaign year.  These funds, he noted were used to provide assistance and support for charities and organizations island wide.  Mr. Forbes expressed his gratitude for the commitment and partnerships with the United Way, which he notes have combined to help improve lives especially among the less fortunate.

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United Way of Jamaica handed over US $20,000 on September 11, 2013 to the Salvation Army. The amount represented the second tranche of funds designated by United Way Worldwide for restoration efforts in Haiti. The first tranche of US $16,150 was handed over in 2012. A total of US$55,000 has been designated to improve the economic stability of one hundred and twenty (120) male farmers and one hundred and sixty (160) female farmers. 

United Way of Jamaica/JAID First Aid Training

Mrs. Janet Butler Vice President for the African and Caribbean Regions of United Way Worldwide and Mr. Ian Forbes, Chairman, Board of Governors, United Way of Jamaica, talk with students in a clothing and textile class at the Randolph Lopez School of Hope.


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