Aurora, Illinois, November 17 2018: Members of the Southern Volta Association, SVA, volunteered at the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) facility in Aurora, Illinois. They were weighing and bagging vitamins, soya beans, processed vegetables and rice into packs of meal which will eventually go to feed children in Ghana.
FMSC was established in 1956. It provides organizations and donors with effective ways to give to causes, regions and crises throughout the world. They deliver a wide range of giving solutions through an alliance of globally focused charities, management of one of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns and partnerships to meet the needs of organizations and donors. Their expertise, business acumen and efficiency ensure that charitable gifts are put to work to help others. Since their founding, they have generated more than $1.8 billion for people in need. Their partners at Points of Light, like the local facility at Aurora Illinois, have over 150,000 volunteer and community service opportunities to choose from across the country.
According to records, all the volunteer groups on Saturday November 17 2018 , packed a total of 189 boxes which provides 40,824 meals. There are 36 packs in a box with each pack containing 6 meals. Members of the SVA packed 36 boxes totaling 7,776 meals to be donated to children in Ghana. In an atmosphere of camaraderie, the SVA volunteer team shout “mi woe na wor nyo or SVA” when they complete filling a box.
Later, members converged to enjoy themselves to a sumptuous meal provided by Mama Awushie Adjaho in commemoration of Bebe Acolatse’s birthday.
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