GIVING: Not cancelled in 2020 for JIO

In spite of the economic impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on many businesses in Jamaica, JIO still sought to make whatever contribution possible to entities in need this year. The below are 2 ways in which JIO was able to offer help:

National Health Fund
A donation of several level 3 reinforced surgical gowns valued at over JMD 3.4 million was made to the National Health Fund (NHF). The contribution was made after the team at JIO reached out the NHF to identify ways in which help could be offered, given the strain on the medical industry due to the pandemic. The NHF distributed the gowns to hospitals in need of PPEs.

Mustard Seed
As a long-standing recipient of our support, the Mustard Seed Jerusalem Community received JIO’s contribution of JMD250,000 towards its operational costs. The community is located in Spanish Town, St. Catherine and is a residential care facility for over 100 children with mental and physical challenges. JIO reached out to the organization, after having considered that they would need to take added precautions to protect their wards during the pandemic, many of whom may be more vulnerable to the virus.

Over the years, JIO has also carried out joint projects with the Developer, TransJamaican Highway Limited, which includes a solar power project to equip sections of the facility with the solar electricity, the re-roofing of a main section of the compound, the expansion and modification of the kitchen to include wheelchair access, the construction of a recreational gazebo, and other needed contributions.

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