February 15, 2023 | By Supa Pea |
US-based Kimberly “Kym” Corbin and Jamaican reggae artist Jah Thunder gave some 100 children from Cassia Park, St. Andrew a well- needed treat to ring in the new year, last month.
The children who gathered at the Express Car Wash received schoolbags, books, clothing, cooked meals and refreshments.
In an interview with Vision Caribbean TV, Jah Thunder and Kym’s principals of Love, Trust and Hope Foundation, expressed joy in giving back to the community.
“I am so happy to be in Jamaica and to be part of this historic occasion. Both Jah Thunder, my myself and Capleton ,who gave behind the scene support – have contributed to this success. The children are smiling and this gives us reason to be happy too. These are hard times for many people and no matter how small it might seem, giving back, especially to kids, will bring rewards” Kym says.
Jah Thunder, born Omar Bolt, echoed similar sentiments adding, ” I want everyone to see the love that is being shared here today. This is an example of how we should live in the broader society. Let’s share from what we have and make the world a better place”.
Most of the children were at the venue hours before 2:00 pm the scheduled start. Men transported barrels of clothing, while females were preparing to help with the serving of food and refreshments.
Jasneth Bailey, sister to Capleton, began with congratulating the children. “Today belongs to the children, And I am so happy to be a part of history. Children are indeed a heritage from the Lord and the fruit of the womb is His reward.”
The organisers hope to double their love next year by increasing the number of recipients to two hundred children.