In celebration of International Men’s Day, a team from Sandals South Coast went on a hydration walk in Westmoreland and St Elizabeth, where they treated more than 70 men to gifts and great conversation.
The team made numerous stops from Whitehouse Square to Black River, distributing specially wrapped beverages to male community members, including taxi operators, vendors, skilled labourers and business operators.
According to the Sandals team, recipients admitted that they were not aware of the day but were thrilled to be considered and show appreciation.
Jeffery Watt, a vendor at the border of Westmoreland and St Elizabeth, shared that he was surprised but grateful for the resort’s act of kindness towards the men of western Jamaica.
International Men’s Day is celebrated each year on November 19. The day seeks to celebrate men and the contributions they have made to society. It also seeks to raise awareness about the issues affecting members of the male population, such as abuse, homelessness and violence, providing them with the necessary support.
This year, the day was observed under the theme ‘Zero male suicide’.