New house for mourning mom
It was a brand new two-bedroom dwelling provided by BOOM Energy Drink in partnership with Food For The Poor (FFTP) on April 29, which granted Lelieth Fraser of Milk River in Clarendon temporary relief from the recent onset of grief brought on by the death of her son.
"Them kill him a Kingston right where him work, at House of Tranquillity on Orange Street," Fraser said as she shuddered in despair, while looking at the bullet hole and shattered window of her son's motor vehicle that was damaged when her son was killed.
Fraser, 65, said that life has always been difficult, but things have been even more dismal since the negative economic effects brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. A school crossing warden for the past 10 years, she has been out of work for the last year due to the closure of schools to help reduce the spread of the deadly virus.
Fraser was recently given the keys to her new house, which is one of 30 homes being constructed for FFTP's 'Tan Ah Yuh Yard' COVID-19 initiative; and marks the sixth of 10 houses sponsored by BOOM Energy Drink in commemoration of that brand's 10-year anniversary in 2021.
Was burnt out
"I was burnt out in December 2019. I had nowhere to call my home, but I have this house now, thanks to BOOM and Food For The Poor. I feel good right now. I am so thankful for this lovely house," Fraser said.
Marsha Burrell-Rose, Food For The Poor's development and marketing manager, said her company is honoured to have assisted Fraser.
"God has just really been good, and we were so honoured to have been able to provide this home. We hope that it will be a blessing to her and that her family will be safe," Burrell-Rose said.
The two-bedroom structures provided by BOOM are equipped with a loft, a solar panel to power basic electronic components, as well as kitchen and bathroom facilities, and a water storage tank to facilitate sustainable personal hygiene and sanitation practices.