Priest relaunches Hualien charity for poor residents

BENEFITING THE DISADVANTAGED: French-born Priest Yves Moal said that he had no problems securing funding for the new store in just two days

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 07, 2020
By: Hua Meng-ching and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with st
aff writer

Father Yves Moal, center, smiles as he prepares to cut his birthday cake at a the reopening of a second-hand store and redistribution center in Hualien County’s Yuli Township on Wednesday, as former vice president Chen Chien-jen, first left, and Bishop Philip Huang, second right, look on.
Photo: Hua Meng-ching, Taipei Times

Hualien County’s Yuli Township (玉里) on Wednesday celebrated the reopening of a second-hand store and redistribution center for disadvantaged and poor residents after the store burned down in February.

The center was founded by Catholic priest Father Yves Moal.

Speaking at the ceremony, Moal said the successful reconstruction of the store was possible “due to the generosity of the Taiwanese people,” which had not changed since he arrived in Taiwan as a 25-year-old.

Due to the public’s concern for the less fortunate, the amount necessary for rebuilding the facility had been raised within just two days, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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