JAMAICA UNITED RELIEF ASSOCIATION
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
- Health & Medicine
Location2350 N UNIVERSITY DRPEMBROKE PINES, FL 33084 United States
Our mission is to help the less fortunate in the areas of health, education and social services here in South Florida, Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean.
Jamaica United Relief Association, Inc. (JURA) was founded here in South Florida in 1985 by Joan Seaga-Gonzalez and a group of civic minded Jamaicans, responding to the need for a Caribbean oriented service organization addressing the needs of the less fortunate as well as new immigrants needing assistance in different areas, and to provide help in times of disasters. The organization's focus was centered around giving back to the community, locally and to Jamaica.
This organization has grown from its humble beginnings to becoming a major charitable organization serving South Florida and the Caribbean. Its growth and service to the community is remarkable. Membership is open to all persons with a willingness to help others. JURA's current membership includes people from all walks of life, professionals in most areas and at all levels. Over the years JURA has joined forces with various community organizations, Jamaican alumnae associations, and individuals, producing and co-hosting events.