Senator Cooney Announces Funding for Rochester Jamaican Organization

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Senator Cooney Poses with RJO members

NYS Senator Jeremy Cooney Announces Funding for Rochester Jamaican Organization's Annual Health Fair

(ROCHESTER, NY) - Today, Senator Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester) announced $10,000 in funding for the Rochester Jamaican Organization (RJO). The grant will be used to support their Annual Community Health Fair. 

The Rochester Jamaican Organization serves The Greater Rochester area by educating, enlightening and empowering Jamaican-Americans. Their collaborative efforts provide our community members with beneficial opportunities and resources like annual health fairs, home meal delivery for senior citizens, and business development workshops. RJO’s Annual Community Health Fair is centered around providing health education and support services to Jamaican-Americans in Rochester.

Senator Jeremy Cooney: 

“I am proud to have secured this funding for RJO’s Annual Community Health Fair. For decades, Jamaican-Americans have enriched the Rochester area with their rich and vibrant culture. This grant has been secured for an exceptional organization that uplifts such an important part of our community. Their Annual Health Care is critical to ensuring Jamaican-Americans receive the health care they deserve."

Dr. Joel Frater, President, Rochester Jamaican Organization:

“Part of RJO’s purpose is to better serve our Jamaican-American community members through various programs and services offered by our organization. This funding will directly support our Annual Community Health Fair, and we are so grateful that our mission is continuously believed in and recognized by a Senator who exemplifies what it means to be a servant leader.”