U.S. Soldiers volunteer to help children in Seoul
SEOUL — As a part of the Good Neighbor Program, Soldiers from the 94th Military Police Battalion visited Young Nak Aenea’s House for Cerebral Disabled Children June 26.
The unit has developed a special partnership with the Yongsan District Office to find the people of need by utilizing their welfare program lists.
They work each month to help various organizations in the city. They previously provided support to the homes of elderly people.
Young Nak Aenea’s House was established 18 years ago for people with cerebral palsy and orphans.
In this community, they provide the functions that a family member would provide, including teaching, feeding, cleaning and also medical services for 40 children.
Nine U.S. Soldiers and four Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army participated in the volunteer work. Before lunch, the Soldiers cleaned the wheelchairs and organized the warehouse.
“Each wheelchair can be considered as feet and also as living space for the disabled children where they eat, read and sleep," said Park Go- hee, the chief of social workers. "It could be considered an important task for the children."
After the basic cleaning, Soldiers were assigned to different rooms to help feed the children..
“We just want to show our appreciation so we are helping community through the Good Neighbor Program,” said Capt. Jose M. Pena. “I am so happy that these Soldiers are taking time from the office to come and do this mission.”