By Patricia Keamo – Cadet Journalist, Port Moresby
A cheque of K40, 000 was presented to Salvation Army in support of its Red Shield Appeal – a community based program desired to assist communities in areas of welfare and natural disasters.
The donation was made by the Malaysian Association of Papua New Guinea (MAPNG) in Port Moresby. The Malaysian Association of Papua New Guinea has been supporting Salvation Army with donations for 9 years now. According to the assistant chief secretary of Salvation Army PNG, Major Chris Goa, said the money would go towards their Red Shield Appeal where it will used to conduct social work and community service.
Their social work and community service includes helping grassroots and less fortunate people in the community and providing relief for people in disaster stricken areas like the earthquake in Southern Highlands province last year.
MAPNG’s Organising Committee Chairman, Ivan Lu, said the association has been making donations to various charity organisations over the years to help support the needy. The association raise money through fundraisers, gala dinners and auctions and donate it to charity organisations.
Mr Lu said the association receives support from Malaysian communities and corporations as well as organisations in PNG like Mining companies. They have also been supporting the Port Moresby General hospital for 18 years now.