SINT MAARTEN (CUL DE SAC) - The St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation continued to spread seeds of love across the ocean when it sent its third shipment of relief to St Vincent to assist persons affected by the recent volcanic eruptions in that island.
The foundation sent a full 20-foot container containing food items to assist more than 800 families. The container arrived in St. Vincent on June 26, 2021.
All the items were donated by Tzu Chi’s headquarters in Taiwan thanks to Tzu Chi Founder Master Cheng Yen.
Donated were 67 cases (containing 804 packs) of milk powder; 27 cases (810 packs) of dried red beans; 89 cases (801 bottles) of cooking oil; 160 cases (1,600 packs) of flour; 67 cases (804 units) of baking powder; 200 cases (1,600 packs) of brown rice; 80 cases (1,600 packs) of spaghetti; and 2 cases (4,000 units) of face masks.
The items were sent to the Park Hill Evangelical Church Elder Brian Dabreo and his senior pastor Conroy Huggins for further distribution to 800 persons.
Dabreo thanked Tzu Chi for the generous donation and for helping the people of St. Vincent, on behalf of the Church’s leaders and members, the Park Hill Volcano Relief Committee, parliamentary representatives, and the Prime Minister of St. Vincent.
In the meantime, the distribution of relief packages to assist persons locally continues as the foundation does its utmost to help alleviate the burdens on households in the community.