As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Jamaicans, the police’s ability to interact with and serve the public safely was recently given a boost through donations by the Fuijian and Guangdong Associations.
The items – valued at J$1.5 million– included 50,000 disposable masks, 380 boxes of disposable gloves, and just under 700 bottles of hand sanitizers. They were received by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vendolyn Cameron-Powell on behalf of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) at a brief handover on Tuesday, May 4 at the Fuijian and Guangdong Associations Warehouse in Kingston.
Making the contribution were Jenny Chen, Jessica Wu and Ricky Liang who all expressed appreciation for the work of the police.
“We are glad that we can give back to the community to help through this difficult time, as we all know the JCF has to protect our country, so that we can have a safe environment. We hope that this donation can help indeed,” remarked Chen, as she handed over the items.
Wu added that “We are dedicated to giving back, especially during this pandemic. We are mindful that members of the JCF are required to put the safety of every Jamaican citizen before their own and that those who give of themselves unreservedly also need help to continue to give of their best.”
In her response, SSP Cameron-Powell noted that the contribution by the Associations – and by extension the continued assistance from the Chinese community – is appreciated and will assist in helping Police Officers to serve and keep citizens safe.
‘We continue to work in a very challenging environment in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic …. When we are not safe, we are not able to secure you and the general public. The items received will go a far way and will be distributed to officers across the island,” said SSP Cameron-Powell.
She also recognized and praised the Chinese community’s ongoing outreach to Police officers.
“This is not the first time that the Chinese community has come on board to deliver items of substance, valuable items to assist in securing our members whilst they are doing their work, and we are indeed grateful.”