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PANAMA CLUBS RALLY TO HELP NEIGHBORS IN NEED

Vicki Hermansen | Jun 08, 2020

PANAMA CLUBS RALLY TO HELP NEIGHBORS IN NEED

Hunger has become a side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. With businesses closed and people unable to work, it’s impossible for some people to earn a living. In some places, healthcare workers struggle to obtain necessary supplies.  

That’s when Kiwanis steps in.  

In Panama, several clubs have rallied to help deliver food to people in their communities. Other clubs have delivered medical supplies to help healthcare workers treat the sick while protecting themselves.  

PANAMA CLUBS RALLY TO HELP NEIGHBORS IN NEED  Moises J. Casas, president of the Kiwanis Club of Chitré, said his club took bags of food to families that had yet to receive any aid. The club reached 10 homes one day and another 13 the following week. Casas said help was given to the neediest families.  

The Kiwanis Club of Panama raised money to purchase supplies for health centers and vulnerable residents. The club received support from the Kiwanis American Football League and shared it with the Ministry of Health and the Social Security Fund, an account that safeguards healthcare workers. More than 1,600 players, 150 coaches, sponsors and parents are part of the Kiwanis Football League.  

PANAMA CLUBS RALLY TO HELP NEIGHBORS IN NEED  Also in Panama, the Kiwanis Club of El Águila de Panama manages the 20Mealsx10Days program for security workers and their families. The club said it had dedicated itself to supporting vulnerable people who faced COVID-19, including security guards and their families and children, all with limited resources.  

The Kiwanis Club of Penonomé distributed cleaning supplies, paper goods and canned food essentials — including rice, beans, pasta, tun and cooking oil — to vulnerable families. 

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