A fire in a slum provides believers with an opportunity in Jamaica.

By January 27, 2004

Jamaica (MNN)–Residents claimed that the fire was started by a child who was playing with a cigarette lighter. The child, they said, was left unattended.

Today, more than 100 people, over half of them children, are left homeless after a huge fire burnt at least 30 homes in a tenement yard at Rose Hall Lane in Kingston, Jamaica, January 21.

Rose Hall Lane is a thickly populated inner-city community where many of the impoverished residents of the community lost everything in the blaze.

Food for the Poor will be providing emergency housing. The agency has been able to provide missionaries, priests and laypeople of every faith with more than $281 million in food, hospital supplies, vocational training equipment, school furniture and other aid.

Special Food For The Poor projects in Jamaica include, but are not limited to, vocational skills training, school and church repair, school and clinic construction, medical supplies, water pumps, hospitals, orphanages, educational supplies, handicapped children’s homes, feeding programs, home building, educational projects and self-help programs.

Food for the Poor’s ministry reflects God’s unconditional love, and inspires trust and faith. Teams minister by being of assistance to those in greatest need.

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