Early Response

Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Team CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank was among first responders to the plight of children displaced by the fire at Walker's Place of Safety on January 15, 2018. Here, the bank's Marketing Manager Renee Whitehorne (centre) and Jerome Griffiths (right), head of human resources, present the director of the Jamaica National Children's Home (JNC), Leroy Anderson with mattresses, sheet sets and toiletries to better accommodate 13 of the 34 children received at the JNC after the fire. Two wards of the home were killed by the late-night fire. Thirty-four other wards survived. Superintendent Kevin Haughton from the Jamaica Brigade told the Jamaica Observer that firefighters from Half-Way-Tree, York Park, Stony Hill and Rollington Town fire stations responded to a call at 12:08 am that the home was on fire.

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