Community Services Federations Receive Brand New Sewing Machines

  •   France Chambers, Communication Director
  •  Friday, May 10, 2019

Executive members of the Community Services Federations of three of the four Parishes’ within the West Jamaica Conference territory were present on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Conference’s Headquarters to receive brand new industrial sewing machines.


The new equipment were handed over by Pastor Glen O. Samuels, the Conference President who also serves as the Community Services Director, for the improvement of the outreach efforts of the Community Services Departments within the Constituency.


The Parish Federation Presidents were delighted to receive the new equipment and excited about the prospects of using them to enhance their ability to assist the communities that they serve.


According to Grant, Parish Federation President of Hanover, “ I don’t see it as a reward for the great work that we have done,” said the leader from the Lucea Church, “I see it as an indication of help and we are going to use it to the best of our ability.”


Parish President of St. James used the opportunity to express gratitude to the Conference’s leadership for the presentation of the items to the Parish and already have plans to make uniforms for the upcoming school year.


“We were in need of this machine for a long time,” she said. We have started sewing classes and we believe that this addition will take us a far way. We have plans for this new school year in September and this will certainly help us,” she ended.


Westmoreland’s Federation President, Yvonne Thorpe-Sonlin used the opportunity to also express thanks for the new machine and indicated that plans are in the making for it.


“I can’t say how happy I am for this machine,” highlighted the veteran Community Services leader “This will be right at the Savannah-la-mar High School where everyone will have access to it,” added Mrs. Sonlin as most sewing took place at the homes of Community Services leaders. She went on to share appreciation to Pastor Samuels and the leaders for the effort made to acquire the machines.


In the absence of members of the St. Elizabeth Federation, due to an event that they took part in the previous day, that created a challenge for them to be present at the special service. The new machine was symbolically handed-over to members of staff who are originally from St. Elizabeth. Pastor Donovan Williams and Mrs. Marion Barrett-Popkin, Conference Executive Secretary and Treasurer respectively were also present along with other office staff members to witness the ceremony.

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