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(PRESS RELEASE) — Every year the Seventh-day Adventist Church solicits funds from the public to assist with its disaster relief, humanitarian work and community development programs.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is usually at the forefront of relief efforts when there is a disaster, preparing hot meals, distributing foodstuff, water, personal and household items. The Church also participates in programs to replace roofs, repair or rebuild houses for persons whose homes have been destroyed by storms or fire. In communities around St. Lucia, hot meals are served regularly by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The humanitarian work of the Church is not confined to St. Lucia. In 2017 the Saint Lucia Mission of Seventh-day Adventists shipped two 40ft containers of supplies to Dominica to bring relief to the people after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island.
Presently, the St. Lucia Mission of Seventh-day Adventists operates Lifeline Centre at the corner of Chaussee Road and Jeremie Street in Castries. Lifeline Centre offers an after-school and mentorship program to at-risk youth in the inner-city, counselling services, diabetes management and prevention classes, and last year the second cohort of students graduated from the basic sewing class.
Pastor Philip is calling upon the general public to support this year’s ingathering campaign by giving generously to the various solicitors who will have their ingathering cards and calendars. He believes that whatever one gives will go a long way in helping to alleviate the plight of the poor and dispossessed.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is grateful for your past generosity and thanks you for being part of this very special and powerful program, because it is the Lord Jesus himself who said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive” Acts 20:35