United Way of Jamaica responding in times of disaster – Covid -19

During this Covid -19  pandemic, the United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) is concerned about the health and well-being of all individuals especially our frontline workers who are working assiduously to ensure the safety and protection of all Jamaicans against this deadly virus. 

As such the UWJ has pledged $2.5Million to assist with the purchase of protective gears for members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). UWJ’s Chairperson Dr. Marcia Forbes made the announcement during the Covid 19 Telethon, Jamaica ‘Together we stand’ on Sunday April 12, 2020.

The United Way of Jamaica in partnership with the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS), American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) along with other key stakeholders is aiming to raise $250Million to aid in Jamaica’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund will be targeting two critical areas – food security and health services – based on the expected impact of this unprecedented pandemic that has seen the sudden upheaval in the social and financial wellbeing of citizens across the country.

We need your usual support to ensure that our most vulnerable individuals are provided for during these challenging and uncertain times.

Contributions may therefore be sent directly to the account of:

“United Way of Jamaica – Covid -19 Response Fund

National Commercial Bank – Duke Street, JMD Chequing A/C #061281401

National Commercial Bank – Duke Street, USD A/C #065278057

Donations may also be made through our website www.unitedwayofjamaica.org through our online Paypal account 

Cheques may also be sent to the United Way of Jamaica, 122-126 Tower Street, Kingston.

The United Way of Jamaica urges the full support of the fund by of all Jamaicans – and friends of Jamaica both locally and in the diaspora.


For further information contact:

Ms. Althea Bennett

Campaign & Communications Manager

United Way of Jamaica

Telephone: 922-9424-7/876-833-5918

Email:[email protected]