The Times, in cooperation with community leaders, will visit two different locations: Helping Hands in Manitoba in Steinbach, and the L’Arche Winnipeg. The visit will take place twice a year. We will collect non-perishable food items from each home and deliver these to the two locations. For our part, we will purchase packaged food as our own donation. We understand the challenges ahead,but we keep our fingers crossed that all the efforts put forth in this endeavor will inspire others to contribute and take action. The Challenge Jim Lapp, manager of L’Arche, thanked the Korean community for their donation and shared its plans to a minister of the Korean Emmanuel Church who visited the organization for the first time.
On the other hand, Chang Su Choi, church member and owner of Sei Sushi restaurant, encouraged the Times to push on despite the hurdles, saying that fulfilling community work is not easy. Choi has been involved in the donation drive since it was launched in 2014. Call to Action Meanwhile, Diversity Times publisher Wonjae Song and managing-editor Olivia thanked the Emmanuel Church minister and Choi for visiting L’Arche on January 20. Wonjae and Olivia said: “We always read in the news about poor people going hungry and we call on our Korean friends to participate in this activity and do some thing about the sad reality of poverty.”