Friday, August 17, 2012
US Firms Join Paradise Kids For Africa To Feed The Hungry!
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE (ANS) -- VMP Nutrition Foundation and Mycell Technologies Have Joined Forces with the US Charity Paradise 4 Kids and the Aussie Charity Paradise Kids to Combat Hunger With A Unique Nutritional Snack.
P4K’s Souritzidis has formed alliances with US firms Mycell Technologies and VMP Nutrition Foundation to resolve the hunger crisis for many in Sierra Leone and will be receiving batches of this unique nutritional food to feed them for a limited time. She says there is still more work to be done to secure ongoing supplies.
“I can’t help to reflect upon my recent trip to Sierra Leone,” said Gigi Souritzidis. “The thoughts which come to my mind are all about the precious children. I can still see them in their school outfits, many with dirty legs, some with mud in their hair.
“The most vivid memory was a little girl who came up to me during school break and stood by my side, staring at me. She quietly spoke, ‘I am hungry.’ My heart dropped as I had no food to give her. Other children started to gather around us. Her eyes did not leave mine. I motioned to her to walk towards the jeep. Inside I had a protein shake. I thought perhaps I could give her this and it would energize her and help diminish her hunger. She approached the door and so did about 30 other hungry kids.
She added, “From that moment forth, it seemed that every-time I think about Fr. Themi [a former Australian rock star who is now a missionary in Sierra Leone] I think about the malnourished children and what we could do to help.
“A few months ago I spoke to our committee in New Jersey (USA) and the also committees in Australia and we all began searching for some way to make a substantial difference in the children’s diet. We put our heads together and found out that on our committees we have doctors, nurses and nutritionists already within our ranks.
“After research we were led to UNICEF and from there our Lord opened doors with VMP Nutrition Foundation and Mycell Technologies who have now joined forces with us to feed the poor school children of a little forgotten area called Waterloo just outside of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city.”
“God is good!” said Gigi Souritzidis. “This is a huge donation that will save lives! Unfortunately, it is a temporary solution. We need to raise funds to be able to continue to provide this product on an ongoing basis. Rev Themi our man on the ground, in Sierra Leone, is currently back in his home country of Australia raising awareness for this very issue and seeking supporters to pledge $50 a month to feed one child.
“Please join our efforts in finding friends, relatives and co-workers to help feed one child per year!
“It comes down to under $50 per month, less than a cup of coffee a day!
If you would like to get involved with this project please contact me, Gigi Souritzidis on Gigi@paradise4kids.org
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