The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints recently distributed close to 2,000 care packages to church members and Jamaicans across the island.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a challenge for many, but through acts of kindness and love, we have seen how even in hard times we can demonstrate, feel and share God's love for his children, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints said.
Members of the Jamaica Red Cross as well as the Kiwanis Club of Young Professionals assisted with the distribution that took place at the church’s Spanish Town chapel.
Communication Director for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Jamaica, Raia Richards-Peart, said each care package included food items and hygiene products.
'Faithful Saints came together for a good cause and for that, we are truly grateful and we can see that when faithful saints come together there is nothing good we cannot accomplish. Members and friends were grateful for the opportunity to serve, minister and demonstrate their love for God and their fellow men,” commented Elder Kevin Brown of Area 70 of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Director-General of the Jamaica Red Cross, Yvonne Clarke said she was delighted to work with the church and looks forward to their continued partnership in serving the vulnerable.
A non-member from Claremont Gardens, Old Harbour, St Catherine who received one of the care packages on her birthday, wrote a thank you letter expressing that the grocery was “highly appreciated.”