By Omar Bah
UK Jarra Association has recently extended their support to disaster victims in the communities in Jarra West and Jarra Central.
The supported communities recently experienced widespread destruction of homes, food stock and other properties after torrential rains accompanied by heavy winds pummelled the areas.
According to reports at least a thousand people, including women and children and approximately 110 households have been affected.
In the wake of this severe disaster, the sons and daughters of Jarra living in the United Kingdom and the USA mobilized to send much needed relief to their relatives back home.
From the United Kingdom, the umbrella Association of all Jarrankas donated D120, 000.00 and the United States and the Bureng Association USA also contributed D80, 000.00.
Speaking shortly after the handingover, the association’s chairperson Ansumana Kinteh reiterated the commitment of the sons and daughters of Jarra residing in the UK and USA to helping communities in Jarra.
“Already, both Associations have invested thousands of dollars in education, health care and other areas of community needs all meant to demonstrate to all Jarrankas that we have to stand together and work hands in gloves for the betterment of our communities,” he said.
The Associations, Ansumana said is committed to supporting the development of Jarra and the wellbeing of all Jarrankas.
Meanwhile, speaking after receiving the donations on behalf of the community, the Jarra West district Chief Yahya Jarjusey expressed gratitude to the UK Jarra Association and the people of Bureng living in the USA.
The Governor Lower River Region thanked the association, saying she is proud of the work Jarrankas living in the diaspora are doing.
She recalled that each of the Associations donated D100, 000.00 to the rain-ravaged community of Bureng less than a month ago.
The select beneficiaries also expressed profound gratitude and prayed for the wellbeing and prosperity of the Associations and their members.
The UK Jarra Association and the Bureng Association USA recently donated D500,000.00 to communities in Jarra in the month of July alone.