Army of One – Fires Up The Rollington Fire Department for Labour Day

The Rollington Fire Station has been a forgotten institution that services the Rollington and surrounding community, left in a dilapidated state, in need on a beautification project. Volunteerism found new meaning at the Rollington Fire Department following the early decision by Monumental Partners to adopt the station for their labour day project under their charity organization ‘Army of One’.
The activities on the day officially kicked off at 9 am with Monumental team members, the staff of the Fire Department and community members turning out in droves to participate. Member of Parliament Phillip Paulwell, was on hand to rally the team and lend his assistance in the repainting of key areas. The team’s efforts were rewarded as he pledged his future support to the team and the upkeep and providing computers for the homework centre where the firemen and women offer teaching aid services to community students after school.
Under the National Labour Day theme ‘Restore, Preserve and Beautify,’ Marketing Agency – Monumental Partners Ltd. along with its partners Cal’s Manufacturing, Pepsi Jamaica, Barco Caribbean, Tastee Jamaica, EdgeChem and Sherwin Williams, tackled three restorative areas for their Labour Day project 2017. Areas of focus included remodelling of the kitchen and lounge area, paint restoration and property cleanup.
The kitchen was remodelled with new tiles for the countertops and cupboards, the lounge area was outfitted with new furnishing and the compound was painted in the department’s bright red and off-white colours. Monumental Partners General Manager, Mr Christopher Goulbourne charged his team with making a difference this labour day and proudly stated “the activities on the day and altogether made significant progress in giving the station a much-needed facelift. This project was selected by the MPL staff and everyone came out to help”
Speaking on the day Mr. Nigel Cox, Acting Assistant Superintendent, struck by the turnout struggled to find his words “words cannot express how overwhelmed I am today, this station has not been touched in years and the efforts here will boost the morale of the men coming to work morning, noon and night.”
Community members, the Monumental team, the Rollington Town staff and other volunteers felt accomplished in their efforts restoring and beautifying a key facility to the surrounding areas.
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