July 21, 2021

Blessed to be a Blessing!

As they say, Charity begins at home....

LBP Velez Community Pantry

LBP Velez Branch Head, AVP Josephine B. Mercadal committed to give each of our Posting/Escort Guards, Drivers and Messenger/Janitor a box of Face Masks per month out from her own pocket. Last July 9, 2021, her promise to them was materialized and it was so overwhelming seeing them how happy they were upon receiving it.

Out from that simple gesture, she shared an idea to the whole branch of "why not creating  our own Community Pantry for them?". Without any hesitations, the team agreed to help them in our own special way and it is so timely since our City is under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

So, saan ba talaga aabot ang 500 pesos mo? With us in Velez Branch, we don't go that far just to reach the needy, coz we already have them within our reach. And so it happened last July 19, 2021, we were able to share our blessings like Rice, Vegetables, Eggs, Toiletries, Canned Goods, Noodles and other goods for 45 pax including some other Contract of Service Workers within the building's attached units.

ito lahat ang inabot ng pera naming lahat....

Indeed, we are blessed by God in order for us to be a blessing to many people especially in this time of pandemic. You can see it on the giver's face on how happy we were (for God Loves a Cheerful Giver) extending our blessings to them and of course, it is  also heart-warming seeing those grateful grantees as they picked their needs through our 'lil own "LBP Velez Community Pantry".

Biblically speaking, "But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.…" (~Matthew 6:3-4). 

Not to boast, but we as a Team are just so happy to share to all of you that you too, can be a great blessing to many in your own little way. We hope this will serve as an inspiration to each and everyone! You too, can make a difference!!!
The giver and the grantees....

Stay safe and God Bless us all!