Usain Bolt helps to build house for Spanish Town fire victim

Usain Bolt was busy hammering away as he helped to build a home for Spanish Town fire victim Sean Sutherland.
Usain Bolt was busy hammering away as he helped to build a home for Spanish Town fire victim Sean Sutherland. (Photo: Instagram @usainbolt)

Retired sprinter Usain Bolt has partnered with Food for The Poor Jamaica and RE/MAX Elite to build a home for Sean Sutherland, who lost his house in a fire in July.

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Happy to partner with @foodforthepoorja & @remaxeliteja to build a home for Sean Sutherland, who lost his home to fire in July. #HappytoGiveBack‬

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Sutherland operates a stall just outside the Food for the Poor office in Ellerslie Pen, St Catherine, and he lives nearby.

In a video that was posted on Usain Bolt’s Instagram page on Thursday, Sutherland said: “This is the best birthday gift I could ever receive in my life, and I am so thankful and grateful for it.”

Usain Bolt being assisted while working on the home for Sean Sutherland. (Photo: Instagram @foodforthepoorja)
Usain Bolt being assisted while working on the home for Sean Sutherland. (Photo: Instagram @foodforthepoorja)

He also thanked Bolt, Food for the Poor and RE/MAX Elite for the kind gesture.

The house was built at a cost of US$7,600. Bolt donated half of the money.