Kingston, Jamaica: The Jamaica National Children’s Home (JNCH) has received $500,000 from Salada Foods Jamaica to assist with its rebuilding efforts following a fire last August.
The home housed 41 boys and girls between ages seven and 18.
In expressing gratitude for the donation, Director of the JNCH, Nadeen Waugh said the funds will help to rebuild the home.
She said the goal is to start reconstruction this year, so the children can resettle into a more comfortable facility. No timeline has been given for the completion, which is estimated to cost approximately $150 million.
“We want to say a big thank you to Salada and we are so happy that corporate Jamaica is still supporting and still remembers us after six months,” Waugh said.
General Manager at Salada Foods, Dianna Blake-Bennett said the donation is part of Salada’s continued efforts to rise up and support the care and development of the nation’s youth.