A Ghanaian Preacher in the United States of America (USA), Reverend Charles Andrews has donated various food items and detergents to St. Anna’s Family Home, an orphanage at Winneba in the Central Region.
The items include 35 bags of rice, 10 cartons of milk, 10 boxes of cooking oil, 10 boxes of bathing soap, four boxes of sugar, four bags of gari and 10 packs of washing powder.
The donation was made through Charlotte’s Memorial Foundation (CMF), a non-governmental organisation based in Accra.
Presenting the items yesterday, Reverend Andrews said the donation was to ensure the availability of food and other essentials for the children at the Home in the face of current economic challenges in the country.
Describing himself as “a friend of the Home,” he said, the current situation in Ghana required that “we all contribute in caring for the needy and vulnerable.”
Rev. Andrews, who is a former Principal of Manchester Christian College in the United Kingdom (UK), thanked his close friends and associates for contributing towards the donation
He advised the children against behaviours and lifestyles that could curtail their education and future prospects and expressed joy over the two inmates at the Home who were now serving in the Ghana Armed Forces.
He further commended the Manager of the Home, Emelia Turkson for prioritising the education of children under her care and complimented the young adults who had just completed tertiary education.
Receiving the items, Ms Turkson expressed gratitude to Rev. Charles Andrews as well as his friends and family, for the kind gesture shown to the Home.
She stated that St. Anna’s Family Home was indebted to Charlotte’s Memorial Foundation for coming to their aid at all critical times.
Present at the presentation were Ms Beatrice Efua Mensima Awotwi-Pratt, Founder of the Foundation, Mr William Koblah Mensah, Field Manager of CMF, MrAfefaKuwornu and MrEphraim YawsonAtandzi, both Volunteers and Field Officers of the Foundation.
BY CLAUDE NYARKO ADAMS