The Saipan Fil-American Lions Club distributed 50 care packages to parishioners at the Nuestra Senora Bithen Delos Remedios Parish in Tanapag over the weekend.
The care packages—composed of 20 lbs of rice, butane, noodles, and sardines—benefited those in the community who’ve been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The club was grateful to the sponsors and donors who made this distribution possible,” said SFLB president Eden Mercado.
Those donors included Alpex Saipan Inc., Lyn Reyes of Sapphire Enterprises Inc., Arman Amog, Milla Pellegrino of Saipan Ice & Water Company, Blanco Imbo from Guam Lions, and other club members.
“This was the food bank that our club organized…to help the community during this time of the pandemic. In the Tanapag area, we have asked the assistance of the parish to help identify those in need,” said Mercado.
In addition, she said they set up relief package pickup in As Lito at their adopted bus stop on a first-come, first-served basis.
“We thank everyone for the continued support around the community. We appreciate all the donations and we are glad to help with what we can or have for our community. During these times when things are very tough, we should always help one another. Even a small amount will help,” Mercado added.
The club recently collaborated with the Saipan Mighty Dolphins Leo Club in donating 40 sets of hygiene kits to Marianas High School in preparation for face-to-face learning when the school finally opens.
If you wish to donate and be in partnership with the club, you can call Mercado at 788-2416 or club secretary Mario Mayuga at 285-1021. (Chevy Alipio)