Tanya Stephens says she will be helping build homes for single mothers.
Reggae/dancehall legend Tanya Stephens has joined the latest project of the Food For The Poor (FFTP) ‘Tan Ah Yuh Yard’ campaign. The Mission of the FFTP is partially to provide shelter for families. On Tuesday, the dancehall entertainer hopped the train to assist in the construction of a home for a single mother of five. Stephens told the Star, “I want to be the person I wish I had in my life many moons ago when I needed somebody.”
For the month of March, celebrated as ‘women’s month’, the recipient of the FFTP campaign is a single mother from Greenock, Clarendon, Evadney Johnson. According to reports, four of her five children currently live with relatives across three different parishes. This is because she is not able to properly support them or provide shelter for them.
Stephens, who is very outspoken and opinionated, made clear that she was ready to work but will not partake in any pictures, posturing, or aesthetics. The artiste added that she will be attending the site with her tools to do DIY woodwork with her friend from Tie Di Knot Weddings and Events. Her friend, Shelly, also said she would be carrying her drill to assist.
Information from THE STAR relayed that Stephens is “very grateful for the opportunity to work alongside Food For The Poor in providing housing for somebody who was in the position I was in at many points in my life.”
“I am doing this not for publicity, not for promotion … I have no products selling. I am just grateful for the opportunity to be there and to be of use. That’s why I am on board.”
Development and marketing manager at FFTP, Marsha Burrell- Rose, is showing much appreciation for the help, saying Stephens’ assistance came at the right time.