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Group Distributes Food Items to Persons Living with Disability


Christmas came early for persons living with disabilities and the less privileged in Anambra State and beyond as Joy and Compassionate Love International Foundation gifted them assorted food items and toiletries.

The gifts which were presented to the beneficiaries during a Christmas party held for them at ABS field, Onitsha attracted different homes for the less privileged and street beggars.

These include Special Education Centre, Isulo; REDOT, Ozubulu; Divine Mercy Home, Ozubulu; Sisters of the Needy Fegge, Onitsha.

Some of the items distributed at the party were bags of rice, cartons of instant noodles, gallons of cooking oil, detergents and many others.

Addressing the beneficiaries, the founder, Joy and Compassionate Love International Foundation, Mrs. Theresa Okpara charged the beneficiaries to receive what they are given with joy, saying that 2022 was a tough year but God came through at the last minute.

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Mrs. Okpara stated that the annual event is an avenue to reach out to the needy and give them a sense of belonging as the yuletide approaches.

She appreciated God, her sponsors and all who contributed to the success of the event.

Speaking to the ABS in separate interviews, a Catholic priest, Rev Fr Ferdinand Nnajiofor, the Secretary of the Foundation, Mr Afam Eze Chukwu, the President, Catholic Women Organization, Holy Name Parish, Umuchu, Mrs Chinyere Ezeakacha and her immediate predecessor, Mrs. Anulika Ezekwueme said it takes someone with a heart of gold to remember the needy especially in this hard times, adding that Mrs. Okpara have wiped several tears and mended broken hearts through her charity work.

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They prayed God to bless her beyond human comprehension.

Some of the beneficiaries were seen dancing and chanting songs of praise for the foundation.

Mrs. Angela Ilika, Mr. Christian Nze and Anderson Onyemechi said the items are huge reliefs to them and pointed out since 2006 when the foundation began their charity work, they have been consistent in their humanitarian service.

They appreciated the foundation for remembering them again despite the harsh economy and prayed that they will never lack.

Presentations by the persons living with disability added colour to the occasion.

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