(News Release, Kingston, January 15, 2010):
The Jamaica 4-H Clubs, the island’s leading youth training agency, has joined the relief effort for victims of the earthquake-ravished island of Haiti, by transforming their parish offices into collection points for donated items for the Haitian children.
“The 4-H Clubs expresses its sympathies to everyone who was affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti, and particularly those who lost their loved ones. As a youth training organization, we are especially sympathetic towards those children who are suffering in one way or another as a result of the earthquake,” said 4-H Chairman, Vindel Kerr .
Effective immediately, all 4-H parish offices including the National Headquarters (contacts and addresses attached) have now been activated as collection centres for items for the children of Haiti.
“We are urging everyone to give what they can for those victims and in particular, the children of Haiti,” said Executive Director of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, Lenworth Fulton.
He explained that all items collected will be channeled to major relief outlets such as the Salvation Army so that they can be included among the many other items that are being collected for the Haitians.
He noted that his own members of staff, volunteers and clubites are also free to join the initiative by making their personal contributions. He added that at least one parish officer was one of the first to suggest this islandwide effort by the organization.
Contributions, he noted, can include food and items of clothing. “Items which will help to bring immediate relief and comfort to children, particularly those whose families have been displaced as a result of the disaster are welcome,” he added.
The Jamaica 4-H Clubs the youth training arm of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, trains youngsters between the ages of five and 25 in the areas of Agriculture, Home Economics, Environmental Management, Healthy Lifestyle, Leadership and Social Skills.
Collection Centres (4-H Parish Development officers)
For further information, contact:
||St. Ann 4-H Clubs,2 Waltham Drive, Browns Town, St. Ann.
||917-9479, 547-2893, Email: email@example.com
||Hanover 4-H Clubs, 9 Haughton Court, Lucea P.O., Hanover.
||956-3459, 547-2886, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
||Trelawny 4-H Clubs, 9 Seaboard Street, Falmouth P.O., Trelawny
||617-2409, 547-2921, Email: email@example.com
||St. James 4-H Clubs, R.A.D.A. Complex, Catherine Hall, Montego Bay, St. James
||940-5360, 547-2889, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
||Westmoreland 4-H Clubs, C/o R.A.D.A., Llandilo, Savanna-la-mar P.O.Westmoreland
||955-9551, 547-2910, Email: email@example.com
||St. Elizabeth 4-H Clubs, Shop 42 Santa Plaza, Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth.
||966-6074, 547-2908, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
||Manchester 4-H Clubs, 2B Caledonia Road, Mandeville P.O., Manchester.
||961-3599, 547-2901, 625-4770 fax, Email: email@example.com
||Clarendon 4-H Clubs, Denbigh Show Ground, May Pen P.O., Clarendon.
||986-7767, 547-2902, 902-4047 fax, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
||St. Catherine 4-H Clubs, Rose Hall, Linstead P.O, St. Catherine.
||903-0009, 547-2912, Email: email@example.com
||St. Mary 4-H Clubs, Highgate P.O., St. Mary.
||992-2210, 547-2917, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
||St. Andrew 4-H Clubs, 95 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6.
||927-4050-2, 547-2915, 978-3209 fax, Email: email@example.com
||Kingston 4-H Clubs, 95 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6.
||927-4050-2, 978-3209, 547-2916, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
||St. Thomas 4-H Clubs, C/o RADA, Belfast, P.O. Box 46, Morant Bay, St. Thomas.
||982-1479, 547-2914. Email: email@example.com
||Portland 4-H Clubs, 6 Allan Avenue, Port Antonio P.O., Portland.
||792-8378, 715-3859, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
||Jamaica 4-H Clubs National Headquarters, 95 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6.
||927-4050-2, 978-3209 fax, Email: email@example.com
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