Occupants and staff at the Marie Atkins Night Shelter for the homeless located at 65 Hanover Street, downtown Kingston, stand to benefit from improvements to the facility, which are to be undertaken by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) on Labour Day (Tuesday May 23 2017). Aligned with the National Labour Day Theme, “Restore, Preserve, Beautify,” the UDC will screed the concrete entrance to the facility, and carry out painting, and repairs to fixtures throughout the property.
The Shelter, named after the late Marie Atkins, former Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew, has been providing shelter for displaced and dispossessed individuals for the past 23 years. Currently, there are 97 registered persons attached to the Shelter, of which 20 are females.
The Corporation will also be lending support to the National Labour Day Project which will see some restorative works being carried out at the Ward Theatre downtown Kingston, under the auspices of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) and the Ministry of Culture Gender Entertainment & Sport (MCGES). Support will also be provided to the Papine Market.
The UDC’s participation in Labour Day projects is a longstanding tradition and forms a part of the Corporation’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme.
For further information, please contact
The Corporate Relations and Marketing Department
Urban Development Corporation
12 Ocean Boulevard
Tel: (876) 922-8310-4
May 22, 2017