The PSOJ COVID-19 Response Fund Strides To Help Those In Vulnerable Communities

The PSOJ COVID-19 Response Fund has been donating and delivering packages to Jamaicans in vulnerable communities who have been struggling with the effects of COVID-19. 

As of August 15, 2020, $197.5 million JMD has been raised with $129 million in cash and $68.5 million in goods and services by donors locally and internationally to help us reach 79% of our fundraising target. With the assistance of 1,209 volunteers, over 68,000 food relief packages were prepared, and delivered to help 71,500 Jamaicans in 50 communities. In addition, some of the donations were given to 40 NGOs dedicated to help the poor which has allowed for 587 health checks to be completed and 40,000 masks distributed. 

We would like to thank all 113 of our local donors and 937 of our overseas donors. We would further like to thank all of our volunteers for their 29,000 volunteer hours. Our volunteers have played a crucial role in aiding the response fund. Moreover, our stakeholders, Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS), United Way of Jamaica (UWJ), American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) have continued to play their role to #StandForJamaica. The collaboration and efforts made by all parties involved, our generous donors, volunteers, the Jamaica Constabulary Force and our stakeholders have not gone unnoticed.

We appreciate all of the effort and support. We will continue the work. The battle is not over! 

Please spread the word and share the campaign to all those who might be interested in supporting. Every mickle mek a muckle.

Everyone can donate at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/standforjamaica 

#TogetherWeWill #StandForJamaica. We encourage you all to spread and share the campaign to all those who are interested!

Regular updates on the campaign results will be given weekly on standforjamaica.com, on our local CVM Television channel at 8:45 pm EST and on social media @thepsoj.

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In partnership with the Council of Voluntary Social Services, United Way of Jamaica, and other stakeholders, your donations can help us to provide one package containing: canned food, fresh produce,  face masks, and sanitation supplies to provide for one Jamaican for a two week period.

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