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Mr. Vegas Donates To Mustard Seed Community

05/16/10

Permalink 09:40:31 am, by amilnal
Categories: Entertainment, Culture

Mr. Vegas Donates To Mustard Seed Community

With the recent craziness surrounding the dancehall community, it is good to actually see artistes out there continuing to do positive works in and around the many communities that line the country of Jamaica. So in an effort to assist the children of Martha's House, Reggae/Dancehall artiste, Mr. Vegas recently handed over a cheque for JA$350, 000.

The children who were previously housed at the Mustard Seed Communities home on North Street, Kingston, were displaced after fire engulfed the premises in March of 2009. Since then, they were moved to another Mustard Seed location in Spanish Town, where, with the help of a number of charities, corporate companies and aggrieved persons, new housing has been provided for them.

Mr. Vegas whose correct name is Clifford Smith and is known for numerous hits including the inspirational, I Am Blessed, said, "I went to the first home a few years ago and I was so disheartened and touched by the living situation there and the cheerful spirit of these kids amidst all their trials, that I had to come back and follow up with them and donate money to assist."

"These are kids who are affected by HIV/Aids and though the new home is almost complete, there are other things that they need and supplies always cost money. Sometimes when we go about our daily lives we forget how blessed we are and complain about the smallest of things and there are others out there in more unfortunate circumstances. Let's not continue to turn a blind eye to our neighbor, but help them in any way we can," he said.

The singer was also given US$50 by someone who heard of the children's needs and wished to assist. The money was handed over to those at the home in addition to Mr. Vegas' donation.

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