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Saipan Alliance Lions Club distributes care packages

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THE Saipan Alliance Lions Club distributed care packages to community members who were either furloughed or terminated from their work.

Club president Anna Cabael said 100 individuals received care packages consisting of rice, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, water and dry goods.

The distribution was well organized and held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Middle Road, Sunday.

Jesus Alon-alon, who has been on Saipan for 20 years, said he lost his restaurant job  in March.

“We really need money to pay for our rent,” he added.

Estrelleta Lumibaw, a housekeeping staffer at a hotel, said the care package is a big help.

Davin Feria, a teacher, said they face many challenges because of the Covid-19 restrictions.

 

 Members of the Saipan Alliance Lions Club are ready to distribute care packages.

 

A community member, right foreground, receives a care package consisting of 20 lbs. of rice, fresh fruits and vegetables, a tray of eggs and dry goods. Photos by Junhan B. Todino

His sister, Catherine Feria, who also lost her job at a store, said she is still hoping to return back to work.

“And we’re very thankful for the care packages from the Lions Club,” she added.

The club, for its part, thanked the donors and sponsors of the care packages: Anna Cabael, Bhiya Canadalla, Gallo Tudela, Kaulia Enterprises, ALPEX, Abby Tibayan of Micronesian Brokers, Lhen Angello, Gemma Batusin and Donna Fronda.

Cabael also expressed her appreciation to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for allowing them to use its premises for the distribution of care packages.

She likewise thanked  Ester Yamson for soliciting goods.

“I am also very thankful to all the volunteers,” Cabael added.

She said the project is primarily for people who  are unable to get any assistance from the CNMI or federal governments or from any other organization.

Cabael said once they have available funds and resources again they will distribute more care packages.

November 2020 pssnewsletter

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