The Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League (JCCUL) has contributed J$4 million to support Jamaica’s frontline workers battling the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The donation was made to the Telethon Jamaica: Together We Stand initiative.
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, who led the telethon team, on Tuesday, April 21, received the symbolic cheque from Group Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League, Robin Levy on Tuesday.
Grange said, in thanking the JCCUL, said “This is a real example of people helping people. Your donation of J$4 million is going a long way in helping Jamaica to battle the COVID-19 Pandemic by helping to provide much needed Personal Protective Equipment for our frontline workers.”
Representing the union, Group Marketing and Communications Manager, Claudette Christie, said credit unions will continue to “work cooperatively with agencies as together we fight this dreaded virus.
“Our credit union mantra is ‘people helping people’. This is not only true of the services that members pool their resources to provide each other. It is also true of the way we treat with our Jamaican brothers and sisters. That is why we have joined with Telethon Jamaica to assist in this fight against COVID-19 to provide well needed PPEs (personal protective equipment) for health personnel and the security forces at the forefront of the fight. Our care is demonstrated in our donation of J$4M towards the fund.”
The Telethon Jamaica: Together We Stand has so far raised more than J$50 million.
People wishing to still contribute may do so www.jatogetherwestand.com or www.mypaymaster.com.
To donate by telephone, call 888-729-2455 (toll free), 876-960-9635, 1-866-228-8393 (toll free from Jamaica, the United States or Canada) or +44 0808 189 6147 (toll free from UK and Europe); or WhatsApp 876-550-1754.
Cash and cheque donations are being accepted at any Paymaster location in Jamaica or any branch of Citibank to account number 9250709218 (outside of Jamaica).
Contributions will go directly to a fund — managed by the charity, Jamaica’s Promise — to purchasePPEs, testing kits, ventilators and other equipment needed to strengthen the response to COVID-19.