Hellfighters Footsoldiers Ambergris Caye bring joy and Christmas presents to island children
Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
Despite the challenging times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the non-denominational group Hellfighters Footsoldiers Ambergris Caye distributed presents to over 90 children over the weekend. In previous years, they would distribute over 200 presents, but due to the pandemic, many of the families known to Hellfighters Foodsoldiers have left the island, thus the drop in numbers of the recipients this year.
According to members of the group, the distribution of presents was made possible thanks to the support from members of their group and Pastor Oliver Cagle Jr., and his wife Betty Cagle from Send Me Ministry in Mobile, Alabama, United States of America. Some of the items in the gift bags included biblical educational material for the younger generation to learn more about the word of God.
The distribution started on Saturday, December 12th in the San Juan Subdivision. Hellfighters handed out presents to about 40 identified children at one of the local churches in that area. The following day they concluded with the handing out of the presents. This time it took place at their headquarters by Jade Street south of downtown San Pedro. The distribution of presents was done from 8AM to 2PM, asking parents to bring children in small groups throughout the day. This was planned to avoid mass gatherings and maintain a safe number of persons at any given time when handing out the presents.
Each child happily accepted their gift and thanked the donors for their generosity. Pastor Cagle has been a long-standing supporter of the congregation at Hellfighters for many years. The pastor has vowed to continue supporting this activity and shared in a past interview with The San Pedro Sun that his Ministry will continue finding sponsorship for the event to happen every year.
Hellfighters Footsoldiers Ambergris Caye thanked supporters for once again making the event possible. They wish everyone happy holidays and pray that the current health and economic crisis will soon be a thing of the past. In the meantime, they advise everyone to continue doing their part and to adhere to the health and safety regulations to combat COVID-19.
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