Our residents in West Volusia exhibit servants’ hearts daily. Damian Coulson, owner of Divine Choice, has made it his mission to not only help those in need where he resides, but also where he grew up.
Coulson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. In 1994, he moved with his mother and sister to West Palm Beach.
Now, he has added international giving to his biography.
As the owner of Divine Choice Home Health Agency in DeLand, Coulson provides services to people living with disabilities, and he goes above and beyond to create a stable and loving environment for his clients.
“The reason I love to work in this field is because of my mother, Gurgell Coulson. Growing up around her, I always watched her work with the elderly population and saw how much she loved and cared for others. From there, I knew that I wanted to one day start my own business,” Coulson said.
Like many, Coulson shares from the heart, and he began helping people in Jamaica with disabilities, as well.
In Volusia County, he does charity and volunteer work with The Arc of Volusia and Easterseals. He works with similar charitable agencies in Jamaica.
“I wake up every morning knowing that I will have a great day, because I am working with individuals that help me to learn so much, not just about myself, but just how amazing it is to watch the unconditional love they give every day just for being yourself,” he said.
Five years ago, Coulson began with a canned-food drive to provide meals throughout the year.
With shipping and supply costs rising, Coulson appealed for help from one of his supporting sponsors, MBI Direct Mail, and was still able to push through and help feed more than 50 families.
This year has been no exception for the dedication to service expressed by Coulson and his wife, Samantha.
In less than two months, Coulson has collected more than 300 backpacks and other school supplies from other selfless community members, such as Volusia County Council Member Barb Girtman, R.J. Simpson, MBI, Cameron Enterprises and Lavish Touch.
These supplies will be shipped to Jamaica to help the children in the David Lane District.
“One of my favorite quotes is ‘If God bring me to it, he will see me through it,’” Coulson said.
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— Cameron, a longtime educator, lives in Orange City. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.