Donnie McClurkin Donates Millions In Medical Supplies To Jamaica

donnie mcclurkin donates millions in medical supplies to jamaica
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Millions know Donnie McClurkin for his soul-stirring music. Now the renowned Gospel singer is sharing his Blessings in order to be a blessing to others.

 

Donnie McClurkin gifted the public health sector of Jamaica with a wealth of medical supplies valued at more than $60 million on June 2.

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Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson accepted the donation of syringes, medication, surgical tools and equipment which, he said, will be supplied on a demand basis to hospitals and health centers across the island.

 

Addressing the presentation ceremony at The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites in New Kingston, Ferguson said that donations amount to 20 to 30 percent of the health ministry’s overall budget, down from about 80 percent three years ago.

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“This year we have a current budget somewhere in the region of $34.7 billion. But, even as we have that budget, there are still significant gaps in our ability to respond to the needs of our people,” the minister said.

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In addition, McClurkin pledged to support the are Calaloo Mews Basic School with funds monthly to take care of food for the kids.

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The singer said he made the donation because of his love for Jamaica and its culture, adding that one of his albums contains tracks that were inspired by Jamaican gospel songs.

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Over the last 15 years, the ministry has received external assistance on several occasions; 560 wheelchairs in 2002, $75 million in supplies in 2005, and more than $16 million in supplies last year. The ministry also receives donations from the World Bank and Global Fund.

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That’s not all that Donnie McClurkin has been up to this week. He also stopped by the Steve Harvey television show to perform his song “All About The Love” from his new CD “Duets”. In case you missed it, check out the performance below.

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It’s always great when celebrities see a need in a community and reach out and give help! Not just money, but actual items or services that can make a difference in the lives of people who could use a lift of encouragement that there are people out there who really do care.

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video source: YouTube/Steve Harvey

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