EVM receives more requests for care packages

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AFTER the distribution of over 1,000 care packages on Tuesday as part of its emergency food program, the Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation said its registration team received about 2,000 additional requests for assistance.

EVM president and board chair Rosalyn Ajoste said once they have enough donations, they will announce the date for the next distribution of care packages.

“Our Facebook page continues to receive registration requests,” she added.


Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation volunteers share their food with walk-in clients during the distribution of care packages on Tuesday at Garapan Central Park. Contributed photo

On Tuesday, she said aside from the drive-thru distribution and the accommodation of “walk-ins,” the ministry also delivered care packages to the hemodialysis unit of the Commonwealth Health Center and to 80 Chinese community members.

Based on their initial assessment following Tuesday’s event, Ajoste said the “walk-in” procedure is better than a drive-thru distribution.

She also said Garapan Central Park will be the venue again of the next distribution event.

Ajoste said the ministry continues to look for partners who can each pledge $20 every month to support the operating expenses and emergency food program of the foundation.

“We need at least 50 partners,” she said as she thanked all the sponsors, donors, and volunteers for their generosity and hard work.




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