Spreading of COVID-19 is not diminishing soon. Day by day, the virus is spreading to thousands of people. As so many Front-Liners are sacrificing their time and effort, their tiredness is piling up and their hope is also dropping. In times like this, there is a group that lift up the spirits of the medical front-liners through Snack of Love!
This is a group called, ASEZ WAO- Young Adult Worker Group of the World Mission Society Church of God, led by Kim, JooCheol (General Pastor of the group), commemorating the World Environment Day (June 5), many volunteer activities are held all throughout the world from May to July. The agenda is about ‘No More GPGP’- cleaning up and picking up plastics at the parks, creeks and streets within the busy cities; and also to plant trees under the agenda of ‘Mother’s Forest’ to help slow down global warming. This group is also fighting against green gas emission under the agenda, ‘Green Workplace’ by avoiding to waste energy through different campaigns. Lastly, they also continue to practice encouraging the Front-liners who are fighting against Covid-19 through ‘Heart to Heart-Relay’- snack boxes and help them overcome the crisis.
In Quezon City, ASEZ WAO Volunteers performed ‘Heart to Heart Relay’, on the 23rd of June, 2021 at the Delos Santos Medical Center and offered 300 Snack Boxes to Covid-19 Front-Liners. Within the Snack boxes, there are energy bars, donuts, candies, drinks and most importantly, hand written inspiring letter notes. These snack boxes were packaged from 9am in the morning and was delivered to the hospital at 2:30pm. This event was strictly managed with the Covid-19 protocols- social distancing, hand sanitizing, temperature check and even wearing the masks with face shields the whole time.
Francis S. Castil (Executive Assistant to the President and CEO) and Kitten Perez (Senior Manager for Corporate Communications) were moved with the efforts and concerns of the young adult group and said, “We are so inspired to collaborate with this group that is full of energy and love for the Front-Liners”.
ASEZ WAO representative, Kit Johanna Marquez also had delivered the warm message, “For sacrificing in times like this, we appreciate all the efforts of the Front-Liners. If it wasn’t the Front-Liners, we would all be affected. We cheer for your wellbeing so that the end of Covid-19 will be nearer. Thank you for giving us a healthier future.”
A volunteer who joined the whole process of packaging to delivering the snack boxes, Kathlynn Blanca has said, “This whole program is a way to deliver our feelings and support to the Front-liners and it is my pleasure to be a part of this group to encourage and inspire them.”
The next day, 24th of June, another 300 snack boxes with hand written letters were delivered to Pasig Medical City. On the 30th of June, more snack boxes will be delivered to AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospital. End of last year, 740 snack boxes and 500 masks were also donated to UP-PGH, Mandaluyong Public Hospital and Laspinas Public Health Center. As climate change is also prevalent in the country, ‘No More GPGP’ was performed in Quezon City, Manila, Pasay, Davao, Valenzuela and Caloocan. Not only that, but the organization gave a hand to those who are in need through donating 3 thousand water bottles, 180 sacks of (5kg) rice, 300 matrices and 300 blankets to refugees in Tagaytay City, after the eruption of Taal Volcano.
Let us Save the World from ‘A’ to ‘Z’ and We are One Family- ASEZ WAO is actively supporting the Sustainable Development Goals of the Earth in the whole world. Support Education, develop Welfare System, Develop Emergency Reliefs, Cultural Sharing, Climate Change, Reduce Plastic, Land Habitat Protection, Sea Habitat Protection related activities and campaigns, forums, partnerships and many more are continuously performed by ASEZ WAO.
Among all of these, reducing plastics was the biggest topic discussed during ‘2021 P4G Seoul Summit’ held in South Korea. PSG is a global summit where 12 countries and different global private sectors come together to fight against ‘Climate Change’ and aims to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The achievements of ASEZ WAO was recognized by the President of United States of America, the Under Secretary of DENR of the Philippines, Mayor of Salt Lake City, USA, Mayor of Huancayo, Peru, Mayor of Buenos Aires, Argentina and so on.