October 19, 2017  11:29:32am

United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) has given sterling support to the Mission of Compassion (MOC) which seeks to care for the sick and assist the poor at Poorman’s Corner, Yallahs, St. Thomas. The MOC is a faith-based organization arising from Bethany Fellowship (formerly Bethany Gospel Hall), a church founded in the Half-Way Tree area of Kingston in 1939. 

The MOC is approved by government as a registered charity. Its rural medical outreach programme commenced at Yallahs 21 years ago. Since then a health team from Bethany Fellowship has conducted clinics for low-income residents at its outreach arm, Antioch Gospel Chapel, in Yallahs. United Way of Jamaica and Mona Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies have contributed equipment for use at the clinic held there. Grants from UWJ have helped to sustain this service. Feedback from community members is that their health, well-being and quality of life have improved as a result.