EVMF does ‘biggest’ relief distribution


People on foot line up at the Garapan Central Park’s Roundhouse during the Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation’s relief distribution on Tuesday. The foundation also did a drive-thru distribution. (Krizel Tuazon)

Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation gave away about 1,000 bags of food packages last Tuesday at the Garapan Central Park’s Roundhouse to members of the community in need of food since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The food distribution, which EVMF describes as its biggest relief distribution to date, was the non-profit organization’s fourth such activity so far.

The food packages include 10 lbs of rice, a box of cereal, milk, two cans of processed meat, and a jar of peanut butter.

“This was our largest distribution to date and we would like to help everybody,” said EVMF president Rosalyn Ajoste.

Donors of the latest distribution include First Hawaiian Bank, the Kagman High School Prom Committee and Senior Class, and TanHoldings Corp. CEO Jerry Tan and the TSL Foundation.

According to Ajoste, they have given food packages to small communities like Chinese asylum seekers, the CNMI hemodialysis unit, and clients of the Center for Independent Living.

“I would like to thank our donors for their generosity and for opening their hearts to the community,” said Ajoste “Empty Vessel is here to be the hands and feet of Jesus of the community to reach out to those who are most vulnerable. Our volunteers are all in good spirits. We all have faith that the Lord will provide.”

The Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation is still seeking help with their operations. “We are praying if there are big-hearted donors who can contribute to our organization to help us with our operations cost, utilities, and communications,” Ajoste said.

For updates, you can check their Facebook page or you could call them at 483-0162. (Chevy Alipio)


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