Projects in progress
June 2017 - on the move with charity
The Love & Light Project has just sent a 40 feet container filled with supplies for three schools and a kindergarden in Portland Jamaica, that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Emergency Aid for Comfort Castle
Every Year The Love and Light Project selects a cause to help regardless of gender race or residence.
It all started in 2012 when I saw on the news how Hurricane Sandy destroyed parts of Jamaica, especially the road that led to the mountain villages and where my mother was born. I immediately decided to donate my fees for designing the Christmas heart to help.
These villages were cut off from the rest of the country: no food medical help or aid could reach the people for a long while and they still have a limited supply of clean water. People had to cross the Rio Grande River by foot, whether high or low tide and trek through the jungles of John Crow and Blue Mountain to buy food. Today they still have no medical aid in that area and the nearest hospital is 1hour 30 minutes away because of the bad road conditions.
It has taken the government forever to repair the roads, which is still incomplete. A 15 kilometer car ride took 1 hour 12 minutes (I timed it) but at least they can get food and supplies now.
I have contacted the Education Offices for the Portland constituency and informed them that The Love & Light Project, together with YOUR DONATIONS, would like to supply 2 schools and a kinder-garden with teaching aids and basic educational tools. Reading and writing books, pens, pencils, a laptop, toys, etc… and hopefully in the near future, I would like to have permission from the Commune, to re-build one of the broken down hurricane damaged buildings into a small clinic.
3 villages with pregnant women, disabled people, pensioners, babies etc will benefit from having health checks from a qualified Doctor or nurse, at least once a month and hopefully, I can get a small scheme up and running, to teach some of the residents First Aid for in times of crisis. The mountain village of Comfort Castle has 1000 residents alone.
The schools and most homes are still in need of repairs but I would like to give immediate attention to the schools. I strongly believe and I am sure you would also agree with me, that every child especially from ages 3 to 12 years and their teachers, should have a stable educational platform for the betterment of each child’s future, which also involves a positive daily routine, ‘equipped’ with the basic necessities every school should have.