Joseph Federico, NJ MET vice president, announced that the company is again providing aid to refugees in Sri Lanka in 2017, as the company has done for the previous nine years.
As in the past, the company will send clothes, candy, toys and toiletries to refugees, including orphans and families located through the country. After years of civil war and a tsunami in 2004, there are many residents living in poverty. Many children were left without parents. There are a number of charities whose mission is to relieve the poverty and suffering in Sri Lanka. Among them are the Rainbow Centre, which was founded by a British woman who survived the tsunami when she was in Sri Lanka on vacation in 2001 and the SOS Children’s Villages in Sri Lanka, which is part of SOS Children’s Villages International.
The company sent its first shipment of 2017 in January. They sent 3 boxes filled with toys, snacks, school supplies and personal care items. The next shipment, which is planned for April, will include donations received during a holiday candy drive to be held during March and April. Joseph Federico said, “We invite our clients and neighbors in the Clifton area to join us during the Holiday drive. The feedback that we have gotten from Sri Lanka has been most gratifying.” Donations will be accepted at NJ MET’s headquarters in Clifton, NJ beginning March 15. Please call Joseph Federico at NJ MET at 973 546-5393 for more information about the types of items to be collected during the Holiday drive.
Read the complete press release on NJ MET’s 2017 aid to Sri Lanka refugees on Business Wire at http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170208006302/en/Joseph-Federico-NJ-MET-Announces-Ninth-Year