Church Offers Services To Host Communities
As part of its corporate social responsibility to support development of host communities, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Port Harcourt has undertaken the numbering of houses and placement of street sign posts at Elechi Beach and Uruala waterfronts in Diobu axis in Port Harcourt.
The community service, an annual event of the church every August; and christened, ‘Helping hand service project’ is part of its contribution towards developing the society, most significantly host communities.
This was made known by the Head, Public Affairs Committee of the church, Mr. Moses Bereweriso, while briefing newsmen shortly after the exercise, recently, in Port Harcourt.
According to him, the major aim of the project is to ensure that those living in the waterfronts can be easily accessed and receive official mails from any part of the world.
‘’ This Helping Hand Project is an annual event that the church normally carries out in August, in all the branches across the world. It is basically to offer meaningful community projects that will benefit host communities.
“Now, we have numbered about 139 houses and mounted 14 street sign posts, eight for Elechi Beach and six for Uruala”, Bereweriso said.
“Apart from that, we also did some sanitation activities in those environments, to ensure the people are healthy” Bereweriso added.
Speaking shortly after the exercise the Chairman of Uruala Waterfront Community, Chief Okorinama Jack said the house numbering and mounting of sign posts were highly commendable, people can easily locate residents of the areas.
“I must commend the church for the good initiative. Before now, it was difficult to trace anybody. Besides, some persons sometimes find it difficult to identify their homes. But it is easy to locate anybody through the naming of the streets and numbering of houses, Jack said.
Also speaking the chairman of Elechi Beach waterfront commmuity, Naterebo Georgewill, also commend the church for their good works, saying if every church contributes to her community the society will be a better place.