A total of 305 people availed the services offered by Kalinga Foundation in their Medical Mission held last Sunday at the Garapan Basketball Court.
Aside from the usual blood pressure and sugar check and eye screening, Kalinga also offered body massage and reflexology, facial cleansing, and haircut. Sixty-one people sought counseling.
They also gave away 92 gift packs that contain bath soap, hand sanitizer, bathroom and facial tissues, cup, food container, baby powder, cotton buds, comb, bottled water, and baby toothbrush.
Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch) pastors Francis and Claire Javellonar, who helped organize the event, thanked all the volunteers that donated their service, time, and effort.
Nursing students from the Northern Marianas College, Marianas Eye Institute staff, stylists from Magic Touch and Salyn’s salons and Loha’s Spa, and Three M’s Salon and Spa massage therapists volunteered their services.
Anita Valencia, Josefino Algenio, Ruth Doca, and Zion Raguindin won $150 gift certificates from Marianas Eye Institute.
Kalinga Foundation also thanked honorary consul to the Philippines Eli Arago, Reps. B.J. Attao and Anthony Benavente, Lt. Gov. Victor B. Hocog, Kimberly Deleon Guerrero, Ronnie Doca and family, and all PMCC church members.
Saint Trading, Twins Supermarket Dandan, Gold Ribbon, Elegance, Triple J 5 Star Wholesale, Daystar Fish Store, Numbers International, Blue Haus, Rajamsbelle, and Loving Hands Day Care were the sponsors that also helped Kalinga Foundation.
Kalinga Partylist, through its Dalaw Kalinga Foundation, started this kind of community service back in the Philippines the Javellonars adopted it in the CNMI when they arrived on Saipan in 2001.