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Reservoir of Love

NWC shares Valentine's Day with children of Robin's Nest

Thursday, February 20, 2014    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James

The National Water Commission (NWC), in a profound statement on Valentine's Day, showed that its reservoir of love is not empty.

While many individuals across the world were engrossed with plans to spend time with their loved ones, the commission took time out to demonstrate love and make a difference in the lives of the more than 30 children of the Robin's Nest Children's Home in St James.

Indeed, the primary purpose of business is to maintain financial viability and with the plethora of challenges with which businesses increasingly have to contend, the urgency of giving back to the community is sometimes lost.

The NWC however, reignited its commitment to serving the community, and in an unconventional move, embarked on a journey - off the beaten track to the Robin's Nest home, tucked away in the hills of John's Hall.

Filled with a deep desire to positively impact and leave an indelible mark on the children of the Robin's Nest Home, the team refused to be deterred by the terrain.

It was truly an inspiring moment as the team mingled with and shared words of encouragement with the staff and children.

And while some of the children could not speak, the laughter and warm hugs expressed their gratitude and delight.

The team from the NWC also donated cash and several boxes of food, clothing and other basic items.

Errol Jumpp, who made the presentation on behalf of the NWC underscored the organisation's willingness to partner with the home to make a difference on the lives of the children.

"The NWC is honoured to give this small token towards the care and development of the children," Jumpp said in making the donation.

Undeniably, the joy and gratitude that flowed from the lips of Katherine Schuon, the director at Robin's Nest Children's Home, was a timely reminder of the urgency of volunteerism. Jumpp later told the Observer West that the NWC is extremely pleased to have shared and made a difference in the lives of the children of the Robin's Nest Home.

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