A place to rest ones head is considered one of the most basic human ambitions. Unfortunately for many of Jamaicans having a roof to house their family is a dream that is sadly unattainable. Enter Jamaican philanthropist and businessman Phillip Gore. Mr. Gore Chairman and President of the Jamaican Developers Association was honored by the American Friends Of Jamaica (AFJ)at their annual PEACKOCK BALL, for his work which focuses on the development of affordable housing on the Island. He was the one of the proud and well deserved recipients of the American Friends of Jamaica 2008 International Humanitarian Award. The Annual Gala was held May 10th at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Coconut Grove, Florida.
Despite the housing, credit and oil crisis that has led to huge price increases to commodities used in building materials, Mr. Gore has not let the affect the negative affect these increasing costs has had on his business deter him from continuing his mission of providing affordable housing to many Jamaicans. In a world where increasingly Companies involvement in charity is governed by the bottom line, it is commendable that Mr. Gore looks at the long term benefits to the community first and the bottom line second.
Mr. Gore and his wife Christine are also sponsors of programs that assist young tennis players with scholarships, locally and overseas.
Also honored at the Gala was father Ricahrd Ho Lung, founder of The missionaries of the Poor. Father Ho Lung, has made positive life altering impact on thousands of impoverished youth in many countries through his charity and outreach ministries in Jamaica and may other developing countries.
Please join Jamaicans.com in congratulating Father Ho Lung, and Mr. Gore as recipients of the 2008 (AFJ) International Humanitarian Award.