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American singer pledges materials, labour to JVD clinic

The community health clinic on Jost Van Dyke. (Contributed photo)

The Kenny Chesney’s Love for Love City Foundation has pledged materials, equipment, and labour towards the rebuilding of the community health clinic on Jost Van Dyke.

The clinic was badly damaged by the September hurricanes, which took the facility’s roof, doors, and windows, while also damaging the living quarters of the clinical staff.

“We know what it is like, you are not alone… It is an opportunity to do great things. It is not anything to be sad about. We will move forward to make things better,” said Director of the Foundation, John McInnis.

While expressing thanks to the Foundation for the pledges, Health Minister Ronnie Skelton promised to restore the clinic to full functionality in the ‘shortest time possible’.

Site preparation began last Thursday, November 30.

Kenny Chesney – an American country singer and songwriter – launched the Love for Love City Foundation to support Hurricane Irma disaster relief for the United States and British Virgin Islands.

So far, the Foundation has delivered medical supplies, water, food, building materials, and generators to residents on Jost Van Dyke.

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