Gospel Explosion Fundraiser Raises $15,000

September 14, 2015

The Gospel Explosion event, presented by the 3D Committee at the Heritage Worship Centre on May 23, has raised $15,000 in support of three young women who are battling serious health challenges.

The $15,000 total — which allowed for each recipient to receive $5,000 – included a $1,500 presentation from Jean Van der Merwe, President of the Bermuda Organ Donor Association [BODA].

The event supported Kelee Darrell, Kevina Santucci, and Aquilah Salaam.

A spokesperson said, “The 3D Committee, which consists of Gaynell Hayward-Caesar, Judy Hall-Bean, Linda Paynter, Valerie Leader, Verona Darrell, and Emily Gail Dill, have worked hard to make a difference in the lives of these three Bermudian families.”

Three Young Ladies Benefitted From 3D Committee Bermuda September 2015

“Although they did not meet their target, every bit helps, and the love that was shown by the Bermuda community was heartwarming.

“The committee wishes to thank all of the performers, donors, sponsors, and all those who participated in any way. They are especially thankful to Jean Van der Merwe, President of the Bermuda Organ Donor Association, and its executive for their generous donation which resulted in a total of $15,000 being raised and shared equally among the recipients .

“This experience raises the importance of being an organ donation so that lives can continue to be transformed. Donations may still be received through contributions to HSBC account 002 193977011.”

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