疫情造成食物需求大 非營利組織籲民眾資助幫忙

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紐約為新型冠狀肺炎疫情震央,許多居民受到疫情影響生活困難,雖然政府推出各種計畫幫助這些人,但在食物需求上仍有缺口;在布碌崙(布魯克林)社區深耕40年的非營利組織「大都會國際兒童事工」(Metro World Child),從4月初到現在,在紐約各社區發放食物箱,至今已送出1萬2000多箱,該組織全職志工吳彥妮表示,由於需求量大,仍需要更多人資助,才能幫助更多有需要的人。

吳彥妮表示,日前一位同事送食物箱給一名住在法拉盛收容中心的華人媽媽,該名媽媽還帶著三、五歲的兩個孩子;她轉述,「那名媽媽說自己正在煩惱小孩子的牛奶已經沒了,結果食物就來了」,她說,因為疫情關係,這樣的故事每天都在發生。

由於食物箱仰賴外界捐助,吳彥妮說,現階段的目標是要滿足實際需要,希望每周可以募到5000個食物箱,幫助更多家庭。

願意捐款民眾,可上https://www.metroworldchild.org/give、https://www.metroworldchild.org/,或打(718)453-3352,也可將支票或現金支票(money order)寄至Metro World Child P.O. Box 695 Brooklyn, NY 11237。

(往下有中文翻譯)Asia has always held a special place in my heart. I’ve been preaching in that part of the world for over 20 years. Casting vision, raising support and getting many children sponsored. So many extraordinary partnerships have been built there throughout the years. In this Covid-19 pandemic time, together with other parts of the world, Asian churches and supporters have come to help the desperate needs in New York, and I can’t thank you enough. THE URGENCY in New York has formed new PARTNERSHIPS and strengthened our friendships. As I always say, the need is the call. Many of you have shared and continued to share the needs here in New York with your friends, and they’ve responded with immediate action because of you!!! I learned this new national slogan “ 𝗧𝗔𝗜𝗪𝗔𝗡 𝗖𝗔𝗡 𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗣” from our Taiwanese supporters. Not only has Taiwan contained the virus spread, kept the economy and schools open, but also have had the ability to help the rest of the world. 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗖𝗔𝗡 𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗣 too… Remember this…. To the whole world, you may be only ONE PERSON, but to one person, you may be their whole world. Just like the ordinary Christian man who picked me up of a street corner where I was abandoned when I was 12 years old…. Be that one that makes the difference……. 我對亞洲一直有深刻特別的情感。在那裡講道了20餘年間,我分享異象,尋求幫助和資助貧童。多年來,我建立了許多難能可貴的夥伴關係。在新冠病毒疫情期間,我特別感激亞洲的眾教會和資助人與世界各國一起來幫助紐約的迫切需求。在紐約的『急迫性』帶動了新的夥伴關係,也堅固我們長存的友誼。像我常說的『需要就是呼召』,許多朋友們持續分享紐約的迫切需求,而更多人也因您立刻採取行動回應需要的呼召!我從台灣的資助人學到一個新口號 “ 𝗧𝗔𝗜𝗪𝗔𝗡 𝗖𝗔𝗡 𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗣”。台灣不僅遏制了病毒傳播,也沒有被迫停班停課,他們還能雪中送炭幫助世界各國。𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗖𝗔𝗡 𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗣 too…… 記得,您也能伸出援手。對世界而言,您可能只是芸芸眾生中的一員,但對某個急需協助的人,您或許就是他們的全世界,就像我12歲時,將我帶離被遺棄的街角那位平凡的基督徒…….願您,也成為帶來改變的那人……

Posted by Pastor Bill Wilson on Saturday, May 2, 2020

(影音來源:取自大都會國際兒童事工創辦人暨主任牧師Bill Wilson臉書)

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