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SNF, employees spearhead relief drive for Puerto Rico
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Jorge Garcia, member of Tabernacle of Power at the Feet of Jesus, helps SNF Holding Company employees load a truck with hurricane relief items for Puerto Rico. - photo by Tiffany King

SNF Holding Company workers held a hurricane relief drive for victims in Puerto Rico, and were recognized for their efforts by local churches.

SNF collected items on behalf of Tabernacle of Power at the Feet of Jesus, which ministers out of Mt. Zion Memorial Chapel, and The Lighthouse Hispanic Church, which ministers out of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Members of the Spanish ministries, who are Puerto Rican, wanted to help with hurricane relief on the island. Pastor Michael Zeno of Mt. Zion Memorial Chapel was contacted and member Wanda Julian, an SNF employee, approached the company about doing a drive.

“When the hurricane hit, they asked us to help with the relief,” Zeno said. “We did something on our end and we sent money, but we wanted to help provide them with more things they needed.”

Items donated included non-perishables, toiletries, diapers, baby formula and medical supplies.

Rob English, SNF Holding production manager, said the drive turned into a contest to see who could collect the most items. Whoever collected the most got treated to a lunch.

“We are more than happy to help,” English said. “We try to participate in neighborhood projects. We work with local churches and do a lot of community service through churches.”

Members of Tabernacle of Power, Lighthouse and Mt. Zion Memorial visited SNF Nov. 6 and picked up about a dozen 47 gallon drums and boxes of donations.

Pastor Grace Rivera of Tabernacle of Power presented a certificate to employees thanking them for the items that were shipped to Puerto Rico.

Emma Breto, area manager for emulsions, said he was proud of the employees.

“They did a great job. We were all very surprised. We turned it into a contest of who was collecting the most items and we were taking pictures,” Breto said laughing. “We know they really need help and we hope it will make a difference.”

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