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Boroko Rotary Club Makes Valuable Donation 

Sewing machines and fabric donated to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to aid in COVID-19 prevention project

The Boroko Rotary Club, of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, donated four new sewing machines and 15 bolts of fabric to local leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 


Representatives of the Boroko Rotary Club, Trevor Birney and John Tangit, were on hand to donate the goods to the Port Moresby Stake (diocese) President, Moasope McCarthy. Also there to receive the donations were May McCarthy, Self-Reliance Specialist, and Barbara Liri, Church Media Specialist.     

McCarthy thanked the Rotary club and said the four sewing machines and the fabric will greatly assist in a face mask sewing project that the congregation initiated a month ago.

So far, selected congregation members have sewn over 2,000 masks. These masks will be donated to various education and health institutions who will use them in the prevention of COVID-19. The women of the Church have also sewn masks for World Vision Port Moresby Office to donate.

At the faith's semi-annual general conference, Church President Russell M. Nelson said, "Giving help to others—making a conscientious effort to care about others as much as or more than we care about ourselves—is our joy." (The Second Great Commandment, October 2019) 

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