For the past 19 years the Peru Community Church Jamaica Mission volunteers have brought assistance to the poor in the central region of this Caribbean island every January.

Roy Jones’ catastrophic fall while picking apples in a Peru, NY orchard was the catalyst for the mission project. In the beginning, the focus was largely on the Jamaican, who was left paraplegic from the fall, but the Mission has since grown into much, much more.  

Harriet Burrell, Co-Coordinator of the Mission was honored by Sunrise Rotary in 2014 with Paul Harris Fellows Award for Service Above Self.

Sunrise Rotary provides financial support for an educational program for early education for children 3-5 years of age. Funds also help the Evon Grant Basic school purchase textbooks and other needs. In addition, Sunrise Rotary donates funds in support of the New Hope Orphanage and for purchasing materials for home shelter.

In addition to financial aid, numerous Sunrise Rotarians have participated in mission trips to Jamaica.

Sunrise Rotary Contacts: Tom Defayette, Kathy Eppler, Victoria Duley