Jamaica’s largest independent power-producing group – Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP), West Kingston Power Partners (WKPP) and Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC), delivered the gift of love this Christmas through its annual corporate blood drive series and care package distribution.
In collaboration with the National Blood Transfusion Service, commonly known as the Blood Bank, the fruits of labour witnessed a significant improvement from last year’s efforts.
The bank collected 70 units from eighty-nine registered individuals.
Staff members were encouraged to donate as part of JEP’s goal to support the health sector, as one unit of blood can save up to three lives, and you never know when you or someone you love may need blood. Through this initiative, 210 lives will benefit.
JEP Group Public Relations Officer, Lauren Blake, presents a food package to an Old Harbour Bay community member.
For the neighbouring community of Old Harbour Bay, Christmas arrived early for some 670 residents, who received complimentary care packages consisting of starch, legumes/grains, canned items, and children’s toys courtesy of the JEP Group.
“Philanthropy is the heartbeat and soul of the group,” declared JEP President and CEO Wayne McKenzie. “Because of this, each year, our corporate social responsibility portfolio seeks to broaden our activities and serve more members of our community.”