AFJ x Busy Signal raise $350K for Jamaica

This past Monday night Busy Signal blew away the annual Hummingbird gala crowd with a performance that got every single attendee shaking it out on the dancefloor as the Turf Prez threw down classics from “One More Night” to “Watch Out For This.” The American Friends of Jamaica is a charitable organization founded  in 1982 that works in a collaborative effort with Jamaican organizations and stakeholders to bring about change in the lives of people in need. Their annual Hummingbird Gala is an opportunity for the Diaspora community, supporters and friends with an interest in Jamaica to give back in the areas of education, healthcare and economic development. Sponsors of this year’s event included title sponosr ICD Group, Caribbean Food Delights, Quality AutoMall, JetBlue and Carimed Ltd. “I am honored to share with these friends of the AFJ. I consider myself very blessed to be able to give back,” said Busy Signal. Continues After The Jump…

The annual event attracts the who’s who of people with interests in Jamaica. This year the AFJ board members guests included Master of Ceremonies Kori Chambers; Newscaster on WPIX, Malik Yoba, Actor; Copeland Bryan, former NFL Player; UN Ambassador Courtney Rattray; and Consul General Trudy Deans. Honorees included Joseph M. Matalon, Vincent HoSang and Cecil Sam Wright.

This year the Gala excelled itself, more than doubling its goal as supporters raised over $350K. “What is bigger than a contribution is the demonstration of advocacy for our causes. We are committed to help Jamaicans in need with tools and opportunities to help them improve their conditions and realize their fullest potential,” said AFJ Executive Director, Caron Chung. To date, the AFJ has presented grants of over U$14M.


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