The National –Thursday, January 6, 2011
By KEVIN TEME
WHILE many were preparing to celebrate the New Year’s period, no one thought of how the homeless and the orphans would have felt the need for someone to think of them.
Some had nothing to celebrate with but from the grace of the good Lord above, He sent something for the needy and the homeless through SPC regional coordinator Cathy Kereng.
Kereng drove in with her ever-popular green truck with its famous logo “Goodness me it’s SPC” into the City Mission’s Haus with cartons of SPC baked beans, spaghettis and fruits.
It was all smiles for Parish Priest Fr Arnold when Kereng pulled into the car park.
Arnold was overwhelmed with the gesture at New Year’s Eve as he was preparing to sort out his pantry in preparation for the next meal to feed some of Lae City’s homeless, mostly young men, sometimes totalling 70 who are fed at the Parish kitchen nightly.
Accepting the goodies, he said that they would be giving several cartons of the foodstuffs to the City Mission’s Haus Claire Orphanage and the Erap Boy’s Town and for other community feeding programmes.
SPC brand manager Margaret Kuli, presenting the SPC Food range, said: “This is part of Coca- Cola Amatil’s (PNG) social responsibility and we are pleased that we are able to assist the church’s community work through our brand SPC Ardmona.”
The goodies put on the smile on everyone at the Mission’s Haus as they enjoyed the New Year’s Eve meal.