Benefit concert to raise funds for shipment of 35 hospital beds to Jamaica
The Kay Morris Foundation a federally incorporated non-profit, Non-governmental organization (NGO) is on a mission to help save lives in Jamaica. In response to the severe hospital beds shortage on the Island, President and Founder Kay Morris received 35 Hill-Rom electric beds from the Baycrest Hospital; in addition, the beds will also need 35 new mattresses to complete them. The beds are slated to go to the Black River Hospital in St. Elizabeth and the Sav La Mar Hospital in Westmoreland. Funds are needed to ship the beds out as soon as possible.
The benefit concert will take place on Sunday evening August 12, 2018, at the West End Church of God of Prophecy, 1344 Martin Grove Road @ 7 pm, admission is $20 per ticket, featuring some of Toronto’s top Gospel artistes: Marvia Providence, Kay Morris, Patrick Blair, Shirley Simpson, Steve Stoddart a.k.a. Zamar, T.T. Turner, Fitz Aransevia, Daniel Simpson and more.
Kay Morris says, “The poorest of the poorest in Jamaica are mostly affected simply because they cannot afford to pay for private health care; people are dying in ER [emergency rooms] waiting rooms, in some cases doctors are cancelling surgeries, people are laying on chairs, vulnerable children are most susceptible and are falling through the cracks, some medical equipment are old and deteriorating. Therefore, I am appealing to the community at large to come out and support this life-saving initiative. Jamaicans in the Diaspora and friends of Jamaica, I am inviting you all to come out and unite in this life-saving initiative.” #UNITEDWESTAND #HELPSHIPBEDSTOJAMAICA
The Kay Morris Foundation received two free months of storage from the Storage Centre which will expire on August 24th. Recently City News covered the hospital beds story and the Jamaica Consul General Mr. Lloyd Wilks has also endorsed the project. For concert tickets please call KMF 416-844-7038 or 416-839-3147. Tickets can also be purchased on Event Brite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/35-hospital-beds-for-jamaica-benefit-tickets-48391885432?aff=es2 or at the door.
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