Header AD

OPERATION FEED THE HUNGRY



OPERATION FEED THE HUNGRY

In honour of TREVOR SIMS

Boy Whose Dying Wish Was to Feed the Hungry, Dies at Age 11

A boy whose dying wish was to feed the hungry passed away just weeks after he helped start a citywide food drive that is expected to result in 200,000 meals.

Trevor Sims, 11, died of rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that develops in the soft tissue and often strikes children, according to ABC News affiliate WBRZ in Baton Rouge, La. Trevor, of Baton Rouge, La., was first diagnosed at age 5.

A few weeks before he died, Trevor was able to celebrate his two final wishes. The first was to feed the hungry. A citywide campaign in Trevor’s name galvanized the community. In one week approximately 23,000 pounds of food and $34,000 in monetary donations was donated to the Baton Rouge Food bank, enough to provide approximately 200,000 meals.

Trevor wanted to start the food drive, after experiencing what it was like to be left hungry. He told WBRZ after he initially was diagnosed, his mother was unable to buy food.

“When I was diagnosed my mom…didn’t have any money to get food and we were starving for two or three days in a row,” Trevor said. “She couldn’t get a job because she had to take care of me. I don’t want anyone to feel that way,” he said.

Trevor also said people can make a difference by doing little things for people.

“You can make a difference everyday just by helping someone who is getting bullied or helping someone cross the street,” said Trevor.

Trevor’s second wish was simple, he just wanted to celebrate his 11th birthday. He was able to do that earlier in October while surrounded by family and friends.

His mother told WBRZ, she hopes the food drive will continue annually in Trevor’s name.

The DR. JERRY OGUZIE FOUNDATION AND TRUST is concluding her campaigns for 2013 by organizing the "OPERATION FEED THE HUNGRY."

This campaign is meant to provide one food item for those identified as extremely hungry which hopefully would take them for at least 3 servings.

The activity would take place as follows:

Date:                21st December 2013
Location:            Jiwa – AMAC FCT
Venue:            Assembly Hall of Government Secondary School Jiwa
Time:                1 – 2pm
Target to be fed:    2000 persons
Food item:            Rice
Others:            tinned tomotoes, seasonings

We request you to join in raising a food bank for this purpose

NEEDS:
Bags of rice:                30
Cartons of tinned tomatoes:        25   
Seasonings:                maggi, knorr, onga e.t.c.


FOR YOUR DONATIONS PLEASE WE CAN BE REACHED:

Office:    Suite 37, Left Wing, 1st Floor, Nandu Plaza (before the former Corporate Affairs Commission office) Zone 5 Wuse Abuja

Postal:    POB 4918, Garki GPO Area 10 Garki Abuja

Email:        jofat1995@yahoo.com

Twitter:        @jofat1995

Facebook:        www.facebook.com/jofat1995

Blog:            www.jofat1995.blogspot.com

Phone:        0808 659 5477, 0817 319 5555

We would greatly appreciate it if all donations come in by the 18th of December 2013.

All donations and the donors would be gratefully and publicly acknowledged

Thank you


Dr. Jerry – the First Oguzie
President - JOFAT
www.facebook.com/jofat1995
OPERATION FEED THE HUNGRY OPERATION FEED THE HUNGRY Reviewed by DR. JERRY OGUZIE Foundation on 11:30:00 AM Rating: 5

Post AD