Jamaica’s Grammy award-winning reggae star, Shaggy, is scheduled to perform at Food For The Poor’s (FFP) 20th annual Building Hope Gala, on Friday, February 6, 2015, at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida.

The gala will be held in an effort to raise funds to build critically needed houses for poverty-stricken individuals living in Pon Batay, Haiti. Attendees will be invited to make pledges for the construction of the houses. They will also be able to bid on additional silent auction prizes, such as electronics, jewellery, vacations, golf and dining packages at Boca West Country Club.

Robin Mahfood, FFP’s president stated that the charity organisation is elated that Shaggy has chosen to assist them in raising funds to help.

“Shaggy is a true friend of Food for the Poor. Thanks to Shaggy, the determination of Building Hope Gala committee members, and the South Florida community, Food for the Poor is positioned to build even more homes to commemorate the gala’s 20th anniversary,” said Mahfood.

“The gift of a safe, secure home is a tremendous blessing for a family who lives in a crumbling one-room shack, and does not know where their next meal will come from. A home offers more than shelter to a destitute family – it offers hope,” he added.