Father Richard HoLung’s Missionaries of the Poor has received $2 million in support from Wisynco’s Wata, CranWATA and Bigga brands to bolster operations for the mission.
The donation represents the continuation of a 10-year partnership.
“Father HoLung’s ability to unite companies, government agencies and civil society in the cohesive pursuit of a single goal has resulted in the rise of top scholars, stabilisation of family units, restoration of health, rebuilding of communities, and many other positive outcomes,” said Wisynco Managing Director William Mahfood. “The Wisynco Group lauds such admirable service and commitment and continues to provide support where possible.”
The charity, which has missions around the world, stages the annual Father HoLung and Friends show to raise funds for various outreach projects. This year the show, Candles in the Dark, was staged in two seasons, the first having gone in September and the second closing yesterday at the National Arena in Kingston.
Expressing thanks for the support, HoLung said: “I can’t say anything else but that really, without the support of sponsors we really could not move forward. The revival of people’s spirit in a tough time, it’s not an easy time, and we would not be able to put on a production like this without sponsors and in particular I find that Wisynco has been quite extraordinary.”