On Sabbath, October 2, 2021, the Adventist Youth Federation, St. Elizabeth focused their outreach activities at the Black River Hospital. The purpose of the “visit” was to donate much-needed personal care products and cleaning supplies to the entity.
After handing over the items, newly appointed Youth Ministries Director of the West Jamaica Conference, Pastor Jermaine Bailey, emphasized the importance of helping others during their time of need.
"It is of great importance to be able to help and support hospitals during these unprecedented times. We are ensuring we play our part to assist with items we think are of great need to them at this critical time."
Director Bailey indicated the outreach would not be a one-off project.
“The Youth Ministries Department of the Conference was pleased to partner with the St. Elizabeth Youth Federation in their monthly distribution to the Black River Hospital and we are planning to undertake such a task again before the year comes to an end”.
Anice Lyn, Area Coordinator in charge of Pathfinders mentioned the Federation’s involvement in charitable activities and the willing response to the call for help from the hospital.
“We have always been giving back and when the hospital asked for donations for the Covid-19 Isolation ward, we began to mobilize people to participate in this relief effort. “We all contributed and everyone got involved”, she said. “Members from our churches across the parish donated”
Lyn also shared her delight in being a part of the outreach activity.
“I was happy to be a part of this project and plans are already in motion to make a donation to the Infirmary in Santa Cruz. We just have to step out in faith and remember that the Lord wants us to cater to those in need.”
The gifts, which included liquid detergent, bleach, toilet paper, adult diapers and bottled water were presented to Nurse Nish (Sister) who accepted the donations on behalf of Diana Brown-Miller, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) the Hospital.comments powered by Disqus