* As over 200 persons find smile on their faces again
By Smith Nwokocha
A non-profit organization known as Reach Every Available Communal Household (REACH) visited Nanka Waterfront in Diobu, Port Harcourt, and supported over 200 persons.
The food surprise took place on Monday, April 13, 2020, at a time many persons were almost losing hope for the day’s survival. The supplies were targeted at Diobu, one of the major locations of the very poor where population seems to be an issue.
REACH is backed by Menage Limited, a strong member of the Organised Private Sector (OPS) in Rivers State and a visible member of the Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (PHCCIMA) led by Chief Nabil Saleh who has mobilised the private sector to support the Rivers State government efforts.
The MD/CEO of Menage is Floretta Halliday, who worked with Eugene Abels, an influential activist in Port Harcourt, to carry out the project with collaboration with many other volunteers.
The Project REACH objective, according to the organizers, is to lend a helping hand to the vulnerable and to support them with food items. This, they said, is with support from volunteers alongside the team members. This helped the items to get to the needy and made the exercise a huge success, they said.
Nanka waterfront residents were finally full of smiles as Project REACH touched their lives. Some of those who spoke with our reporter said this was the first time they were getting any relief items.