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Empty Vessel Ministry reaches out to typhoon victims living in tents, cars

THE Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation on Saturday conducted a “special outreach” to residents in Koblerville who are still living in tents or cars over eight months since Typhoon Yutu devastated the island, event coordinator Veisinia Peteru told Variety.

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Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation acting director Ana MacMahon, right, poses with volunteers during the distribution of food and clothing to families living in tents in Koblerville on Saturday.  Contributed photo

She said they distributed 100 bags of food that included cereals, milk, peanut butter among other items as well as new t-shirts and blankets.

Families with eight members or more received two bags, Peteru added.

“This is a special program of the ministry and it was funded through the donations of the Tan Siu Lin Foundation. There will be more outreach events to come. We are not done yet.”

She added, “It’s almost a year now after the typhoon and I thought that everyone should be okay already, but the truth is, no. Some people are still struggling and are living in tents. The heat is not fun at all.”

Acting EVM director Ana MacMahon led the volunteers in the outreach in Koblerville.

She thanked the volunteers who included Christy Sakaziro, Antonia Leskosek, Doris Esteban, Mariane Caminero, Alvin Takai and Ajika Omojala.