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GB Energy adds JM$1 million to PSOJ COVID-19 fund

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GB Energy-Texaco Jamaica recently contributed JM$1 million to the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) COVID-19 Response Fund.

By donating to the fund, GB Energy has added its support to a cause that aims to assist Jamaicans who are most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

CEO of GB Energy-Texaco Jamaica Bela Szabo (Photo contributed)

“We chose to donate to the PSOJ… because we wanted to ensure that we could directly impact in a positive way the most vulnerable among us who really need assistance,” Bela Szabo, CEO of GB Energy-Texaco Jamaica, explained.

The PSOJ will, as a result, allocate the funds to boosting the country’s health services and food security efforts. In addition, the business lobby group will use pooled donations to purchase personal protective equipment for front-line health and emergency workers.

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In April, the PSOJ launched the COVID-19 fund with the goal of raising JM$250 million to assist Jamaica’s fight against the virus. A multisectoral initiative, the fund is a collaborative effort of the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS), JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation, Sagicor Foundation Jamaica, the American Friends of Jamaica, with the PSOJ as project lead.