The Founder and General Overseer of Zion Praise Chapel, Bishop Bernard Ogyiri Asare, has donated some items worth over 15,000 Ghana cedis to support the aged, widows, single parents and the less-privileged in some communities within the Effia-Kwesimintsim municipality as part of activities to mark his birthday.
The beneficiaries who were more than 200 and reside at Effia, Effiakuma and Anaji received bags of rice, Sardine, cooking oil, packed tomatoes, toilet rolls, nose masks, hand sanitizers among others.
Bishop Ogyiri Asare through his “iCARE BIRTHDAY FOUNDATION” has undertaken several exercises to donate to orphanages, widows, less-privileged, children on the streets and the needy in society over the past years to demonstrate love, care and compassion to them.
The iCARE BIRTHDAY FOUNDATION is a social intervention platform established to care for the needy and vulnerable people in society especially the Western Region on the occasion of Bishop Bernard Ogyiri Asare’s birthday.
Distributing the items, the cleric said, the pandemic has multiplied the hardship these vulnerable are faced with in their everyday life, thus his decision to support them to ameliorate their plights.
The well respected man of God together with his team, after making the donation at the church premises also moved to the communities and shared some of the gifts to older persons and other indisposed persons.
Interacting with the people, Bishop Ogyiri Asare advised the people to take all the laid down public health protocols, hygiene and other directives by the government and health professionals seriously to survive the pandemic.
He indicated that the church, in its efforts to observe and adhere to the COVID-19 protocols outlined by the president has made available all the necessary materials to ensure the safety of the members.
The Presiding Member of Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipal Assembly (EKMA), John Davis who joined the bishop in the exercise, thanked him and the church for caring for the vulnerable especially the aged and the widows.
He said the assembly has taken notice of efforts the Bishop and his church are doing to eradicate poverty in the municipality, adding that it will forever be remembered.
Some of the beneficiaries after receiving their gifts, thanked the Bishop for the kind gesture.
Source: Atinkaonline.com | Matthew Dadzie