Caritas Freetown which is a Christian Non-Governmental Organization in partnership with Couples for Christ which is Philippine organization with a strong base in Canada have over the weekend provided food items to flood victims of the Culvert Community, in the east of Freetown.
Addressing the victims at Caritas Freetown Coordination Office in the Saint Edward’s School ground, Rev. Father Peter Konteh who is the Executive Director for Caritas Freetown disclosed that Caritas Freetown with support from Couples for Christ Canada is carrying out such feeding exercise targeting the flood victims at Culvert Community whom were left out in the donation of items by other NGOs. By that, he meant Caritas Freetown and Couples for Christ are only feeling the gaps by the provision of such food items of which they are convinced would alleviate some of the sufferings of the victims. He admonished that no one is exempted from disaster, and that catastrophe can befall anybody and at any point in time and therefore, he appealed to the victims to accept the reality and move with their lives.
Dickya Labicane who is from Philippine and working for Couples for Christ, extends sympathy to the victims and he enlightened that Couples for Christ is a Philippine organization with strong support from Couples for Christ Canada and that the organization is a family renewal ministry that has been in Sierra Leone for over 6 years with the solid
aim of making the Word of God counts in the lives of people. He said that the food items provided is just to appease some trauma, considering the difficulties the victims have gone through. He encouraged all to be prayerful and that as an organization they are with the strong conviction that God is above every situation in life, adding also that Couples for Christ is open to invitations from the communities to help in sharing the Word of God through Christ Jesus and thereby,
build faith in the midst of adversary.
Mariama Kamara, a beneficiary of the food package said that she feels very relief to have received such items and interestingly, she said also that this is the first donation she has received since the flood ravaged their homes in August 2019.
The food items provided cut across bags of rice, buckets, onions, gallons of vegetable oil, spoons, etc, and cash given out as transport fare.
By Musa Kamara