Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A home for the Pilliner family

Janice Pilliner holds aloft the keys to the family's new home handed over by Jean Lowrie-Chin, Board Director of Food for the Poor Jamaica.  Looking on are 14-year-old Ryan Pilliner and Mrs Sandra Miller, Asst Manager, Fontana Pharmacy, Savanna-la-mar. - Hubie Chin photos
Deacon Baldwin Powell, Food for the Poor Jamaica Western representative offers prayers for the family.
Tragedy struck the Pilliner family in Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland, on January 29 when 33-year-old Rosemarie Wilson and her husband 44 year old Junior Pilliner, were killed by gunmen, leaving behind 8 children, ages 4  to 19.  Food for the Poor went immediately to their assistance, taking food and clothing and checking on the children's living conditions.  Their aunt, Janice Pilliner, is now taking care of the family.  A location at 137 Dalling Street was identified for the building of a 2-bedroom house with a loft and sanitary facilities. 
The group is joined by Lorenzo Stanton (2nd left), Project Coordinator for Food for the Poor Jamaica Construction Services.
The Food for the Poor Construction Division got busy, and on Monday of this week (March 17), delivered the house, furniture and a solar panel that provides 12 hours of light per day.  Fontana Pharmacy, Westmoreland, which had collected the most of all the Food for the Poor boxes located throughout the island, were on hand to participate.  Assistant Manager Mrs Pamella Miller said that they will continue to support the family.
We met two of the children, Bryan and Ryan Pilliner – well-mannered, but with a heart-rending sadness in their manner.  Let us keep the Pilliner family in our prayers.

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