“By Brave Dickson
After distributing hand sanitizers to residents of Port Harcourt few weeks ago, the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, District 9141 on Wednesday donated some food palliatives to the vulnerable ones in the state capital.
The food palliatives which were given to over 100 vulnerable residents comprised some packs of noodle, rice, beans, gari, tin tomatoes among others.
The President, Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, District 9141, Rtn: Adaure Odu, who was represented by the Vice President, Rtn: Mike Ezeanya said: “In collaboration with the Canadian IBWU Foundation we distributed some food items to the vulnerable members of the society.
“We also educated the beneficiaries on COVID-19 especially in the area of social distancing, washing of hands under running water with soap and how to stay hygienic.
“They (the beneficiaries) were very grateful because the food items we gave to them will in one way or the other add value to their lives within this pandemic era.”
On his part, the District Governor, Rtn: Nze Anizor said: “Today, we gave out some food items to some persons who are vulnerable in our society, so that they will be able to cope with the difficulties caused by this COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is one of the things that Rotary Club is expected to do because the primary aim of Rotary is to cause positive change in our society.”
Also, the Committee Chairperson, COVID-19 Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, Rnt: Oby Ejezie said: “Because of what the world is going through now, I am advising the beneficiaries and everybody to keep trusting in God because nobody knows when this pandemic will come to an end.”
Speaking with our correspondent, one of the beneficiaries, Mr Kenneth Opara said: ” I thank God and Rotary Club for giving the less privileged these food items.
“I thank Rotary for stretching its hands of generosity to the poor ones in order to enable us feed in this period of the lockdown.”