Over 30 volunteers from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Western Jamaica could be spotted in bright yellow ‘Lord Transform Me’ tee- shirts, as they undertook the major task of feeding 600 persons at the Open-Heart Charitable Mission and the Cornwall Regional Hospital, respectively.
The massive feeding which took place on Wednesday December 12, 2018, climaxes monthly efforts by the faith- based organization to meet the human needs of the less fortunate living in or traversing the streets of St. James.
“It was our delight to feed 600 persons” said Carol Smythe-James, coordinator of the street-feeding initiative. “As we are in the season of giving, it was our desire to make our monthly street-feeding programme into a special year end treat.”
The meal distribution targeted the homeless, sick and indigent, and included the collaborative efforts of the Harrison Memorial High School (owned and operated by the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists), the Community Services and Women’s Ministries Departments of the Church.
According to Smythe- James, the success of the programme hinged on the participation of its donors and volunteers.
“I want to personally thank those who volunteered to make our beneficiaries experience love in a tangible way. I also want to thank those who donated toward this project, without you it wouldn’t be possible. We were delighted to use this opportunity to provide hot meals to the homeless and to serve our hard-working doctors, nurses, staff and out- patients at the Hospital located on our premises” she ended.
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