...Last night, as firemen from the York Park Fire Station carried out cooling down operations, Assistant Superintendent Basil Richards said that the building was still being checked to ascertain if anyone was left inside.
Unconfirmed reports were that 30 children and two caregivers were in the two- storey wooden building when the blaze started.
"I am not certain how it happened, I just got a call that it was on fire," Father Gregory Ramkissoon, founder and executive director of the Mustard Seed Communities, told the Observer. "The entire building is gone."
Today I received an e-mail forwarded from Father Ramkissoon:
Dear Friend in Christ,* With God anything is possible *
Greetings from Mustard Seed Communities in Jamaica!
Unfortunately, Martha's House, one of our three Homes for children living
with HIV/AIDS was destroyed by fire last night.
Please keep our children in your prayers as they go through this traumatic
period. Thank you very much.
Fr. Gregory Ramkissoon and the Mustard Seed Communities Family
Fr. Gregory Ramkissoon
Mustard Seed Communities (Jamaica)
P.O. Box 267, Kingston 10
1 Mahoe Drive, Kingston 11
Tel: 923-6488 / 937-2010 / 923-2165 ext 231
Mustard Seed Communities