Over J$40M pledged to PSOJ COVID-19 Response Fund
Updated: May 27, 2020
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Private and corporate donors committed over J$40 million in the past two weeks to the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) COVID19 Jamaica Response Fund.
Encouraging other Jamaicans here and overseas to contribute, PSOJ President Keith Duncan said, “We’re pleased with the support we have received so far and thank the donors for their proactive response and contribution to helping us to get closer to achieving our overall target.”
The Fund will seek to tackle food insecurity and boost health services during the COVID-19 outbreak.
A key PSOJ partner, the Council of Voluntary Social Services, will coordinate those efforts. “We’re all negatively impacted by the spread of the virus,” said Duncan. “But even the smallest donation will help national efforts to minimize the spread of the virus, soften the economic impact and save the lives of our citizens.”
He welcomed United Way of Jamaica to the group of private, public and social sector partners leading the charge to raise J$250 Million Dollars. An affiliate of United Way Worldwide, UWJ is a registered Charitable Organization that has mobilized more than $2Billion in resources since its establishment in 1985.
The PSOJ COVID-19 Jamaica Response Fund is open to members of the Jamaican Public and the Diaspora to contribute. Thanks to a partnership with American Friends of Jamaica, donations are being sought internationally. AFJ has offered its donation platform so donors can contribute funds via credit card and wire transfer. US based cheques may also be sent to AFJ if the purpose of the donation is duly noted on the document. US based companies and individuals who channel donations through AFI get the added benefit of a 501 c(3) tax allowance.
Locally, persons or companies who want to do wire transfers are asked to do so through the CVSS Account at National Commercial Bank Chequing account number 061052429. Alternately, companies and/or individuals can use the CVSS USD account at JMMB – 006000181484.