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D' Rehab reaches out to West Haven Children's Home

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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COPSE, Hanover — The West Haven Children's Home in this deep- rural community has for the past three years been the focus of a charitable drive by D'Rehab Lounge staff members and suppliers.

The effort led by Andre Dyer, CEO, D'Rehab Lounge, has provided food, clothes, well-needed diapers and other toiletries, and has also spent a day annually interacting with the children.

“A friend told me of the home and the children and when I visited my heart just went out to them. From that time on we have been visiting at the beginning of the year to bring some cheer and fun for the children and to give encouragement to the staff,” Dyer told the Jamaica Observer West.

He noted that over time other businesses have partnered with D'Rehab.

“Other business partners came on board to assist as well: Rose's Décor, Jamaica Landscaping Classic Gardens & Ground Maintenance and SnapDat Photography and other volunteers, I have to say a big thank you to them,” he pointed out.

“We have seen the needs of the children and the facilities grow, so we are going to do as much as we can to match those needs. Doubling the visits to two per year and increasing what we can offer are plans for moving forward,” he explained, as he appealed for other volunteers to come on board.

“I want to make an appeal for volunteers and other entities to join us or take a visit to the home and see how they can assist it. For me, it's just love, and we should spread it, we must assist those that are less fortunate,” he stressed.

Sidney Grant, manager for West Haven Children's Home highlighted the significance of the assistance given to the home.

“We are highly appreciative and grateful for the assistance given by Andre and his team. We need as much help as we can get, and assistance from individuals and companies go a far way in improving what we can do for the children. The children are physically and mentally challenged so their needs are even greater. We welcome as much help as we can get and I'm asking persons to come in and see how best they can assist,” Grant explained.


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