Detroit, MI- Lions guard, Laken Tomlinson has teamed up with Miami based charity, Food for the Poor, to help raise funds for his home country of Jamaica after the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew.
Tomlinson immigrated to the United States from Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica at the age of 11, but much of his family still calls the country home. The hurricane, which traveled through Jamaica in early October, caused property damage and flooding throughout the country. "I lived through one awful hurricane during my time in Jamaica. Cars rolled down the street, the streets were flooded, homes were damaged. I am saddened by the damage this most recent hurricane has done and hope to help with the recovery efforts as much as I can," Tomlinson said of the devastation.
Money raised during this campaign will go directly to helping those in Jamaica affected by the storm as they continue their efforts to rebuild.
Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of hungry and poor throughout 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This organization provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.
To donate to Laken's campaign, please visit www.foodforthepoor.org/laken.