These young adults in Hong Kong are helping renovate a hospital's family center

by | Jun. 26, 2020

As the pandemic restrictions eased in Hong Kong, young single adults donned masks, gloves, and painting clothes to help renovate a part of a local hospital.

The Kowloon West Stake has long partnered with the Pok Oi Hospital to serve the community. Since the end of May, young single adults have volunteered in the hospital twice a week renovating the 1,000-square-foot family development center, according to Church Newsroom Hong Kong.

“We don’t let COVID stop us from serving others,” said Derek Au, second counselor of the Kowloon West Stake. “We want to contribute to society and be good citizens. This is a good service opportunity as the pandemic begins to ease in Hong Kong.”

Aaron Fung, the service manager of the Pok Oi Hospital, expressed gratitude for the help of the volunteers.

“The Cheung Ching Center has a long waiting list of 50 for its child-care service, but the Center didn’t have the capacity to increase the service quota due to its limited space,” Fung said. “Thus, the renovation done by the Church not only provides a comfortable environment for the children to receive child-care service but it also relieves the stress of working parents in the community.”

Read the full story at Church Newsroom Hong Kong.

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