Shenseea has joined Boom Energy Drink as they give back to some of the most needy.

The Wisynco Group energy drink will celebrate its 10 year anniversary in 2021 by gifting 10 houses to needy persons through the Food For The Poor ‘Tan Ah Yuh Yard’ COViD-19 housing initiative.

The announcement was made during the construction of one of the first of the 10 homes on Friday. The house was gifted to 69-year-old retired postal worker Joan Willie in Braeton Meadows, Portmore, St Catherine.

The presentation of the new dwelling was also saw the appearance Dancehall superstar Shenseea. The “Lighter” songstress was on hand to assist with various final touches such as painting before presentation.

Shenseea is well known for volunteering her time to a positive causes and her many charitable gestures.

According to Senior Marketing and Public Relations Manager at Wisynco, Tamara Ward, “During our 10 years, BOOM has established itself as the number one energy drink in Jamaica. Our BOOM consumers are the ones that are really helping all the persons we are able to donate to; so this is a thank you to Jamaica.”

The Food for the Poor ‘double-unit’ structures contains two rooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom. They come equipped with plumbing, sanitary conveniences, and water storage tanks to facilitate sustainable hygiene and sanitation practices to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

The recipient of the first unit, Ms Willie was chosen after her difficult living conditions were highlighted.

Ms Willie had no income nor any children to support her, while her only known relative resides in St James. She had previously occupied a dilapidated unfinished structure with a tarpaulin clad roof on small lot of land. The conditions were so dire that neighbours frequently had to rescue her during the recent heavy rains.

The BOOM partnership is valued at over $5 million will be matched by donations from overseas donors for the remaining structures to be erected in 2021. A total of 30 houses are slated to be constructed in 2021 under the campaign. Food For The Poor welcomes individual and corporate partners for both land and monetary donations.