By Catherine Engsun
KOTA KINABALU — The Parish Human Development Committee (PHDC) of Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish (SHC) delivered their third and final donation to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) on Nov 23, 2020.
This day was exactly a month after their first delivery in support of the medical frontliners under the FoodForFrontliners (FFF) donation drive.
Members of PHDC were accompanied by SHC assistant priest, Fr Saimon William and religious sisters of the FSIC congregation, Sisters Anita James and Carmen Cordova, in the handing over of the donations.
The donations consisted of spiritual materials (prayer cards and books) and holy items (rosaries and medals) and toiletries such as body soap, toothpaste, toothbrush and hair shampoo. In addition, there were adult diapers, sanitary pads, bath towels, slippers, mugs, cutleries and multi compartment food containers.
All of these items were requested by the medical frontliners and would be distributed to the various quarantine centres to replenish their stock for patients use.
As for the supply of food, the committee’s subsequent contributions were to the Hot meals for frontliners team and also purchasing of dried foodstuff.
Detailed updates on the Donation Drive account will be posted on the churches (SHC and CMI) notice boards and their social media pages.
Before departing the hospital, Fr Saimon gave a special blessing to the medical frontliners.
As we close this FFF chapter, we hope that through the generosity of all the donors and the service from PHDC, these contributions made to the medical frontliners and the patients will give them hope to continue to persevere and knowing that with God in our midst nothing is impossible.
What God brings us to, He will bring us through (Isaiah 58:11).