How you can help Jamaica and Jamaicans in the Washington DC Metro area during the COVID-19 pandemic?
To address the impacts of the pandemic, JNA is seeking your support for:
- Jamaicans in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area who are struggling from the COVID-19 impacts. As the statistics show, African Americans have been disproportionately impacted. We know we have a number of chronic health indicators, and also staff many local health care and senior facilities, which makes us more vulnerable
- Healthcare institutions and children in Jamaica where the economy is seriously impacted by reduced remittances and reduction in tourism. The Jamaican government recently held a COVID-19 telethon, themed Together We Stand, to encourage the diaspora to assist in providing relief and supplies to hospitals and medical facilities in Jamaica, and in providing food for school lunch programs while children are at home.
This fundraiser will continue through May 31, 2020. Proceeds raised will be sent to the Embassy of Jamaica in care of Ambassador Audrey Marks, to be forwarded to the identified institutions. Proceeds will also be distributed to identified local food banks to support impacted Jamaicans who reside within the WMA. In addition, we are also collecting non-perishable food items to be distributed to food-insecure households.
How to Contribute by 5/31/20:
- Online – Select the “Other Donation” category
- Checks – Mail to Jamaican Nationals Association, Inc. P.O. Box 56453, Washington, DC 20040 (add “Together We Stand” to your memo please)
Should you have any questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributors will be recognized at JNA’s website.