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GUARDING TAIWAN TOGETHER   ORIGIN   The “Ignatian Jubilee Year” is a time to remind us “to stand with the disadvantaged.” The foreign fishermen are the most marginalized workers. They have no status to receive official assistance and lack epidemic prevention materials to protect themselves and others. The Jesuits Information & Development Office and Rerum Novarum Center have launched a campaign to raise "Epidemic Prevention Relief Packs", so as to collect epidemic prevention materials and donate them to foreign fishermen. We hope to invite the general public to come together and care for our marginalized brothers.   the outbreak of the epidemic in 2020, the Rerum Novarum Center has continued to promote the concept of epidemic prevention and distributed masks to foreign fishermen during outreach services at the different fishing ports. In addition to encouraging the fishermen to use these masks during the period of severe epidemic and the escalation of epidemic prevention, they also promote the current government epidemic prevention policies, and invite the cooperation of fishermen to reduce the occasions of movement and going outdoors.   “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18   EPIDEMIC PREVENTION MATERIAL NEEDS MASKS Foreign fishermen need a lot of physical strength in their work, which can cause them to sweat and wet their masks. The government epidemic prevention policy to wear masks outdoors (otherwise, they will be fined), causes the very large daily demand for masks. FACE SHIELDS Since the foreign fishermen live and work in the boats and also in the harbors, they come into contact with many people, besides the boat owners, fishermen in the same port, passersby at the harbor and the people who help deliver the fish to the market. Besides the masks, they also need transparent face shields to reduce the contact of droplets. ALCOHOL The lives of foreign fishermen are mostly centered on the boat. There is no dormitory on land to live in. The environment where many people live must be cleaned and disinfected frequently to prevent the virus from raging on the boat environment. Thus, the need for alcohol cannot be overlooked. We expected to raise at least 250 sets of the “Epidemic Prevention Relief Pack” at 600NT each, which includes a box of 50 masks, 2 protective transparent face shields, and 1 bottle of alcohol. A set can provide a fisherman with at least a month’s epidemic prevention materials. Considering factors such as the preservation, sorting and distribution of materials, we urge the public to donate and support. Rerum Novarum Center will uniformly purchase and arrange the distribution method so that the fishermen can obtain the epidemic prevention materials immediately. If you wish to donate in kind, please call Rerum Novarum Center first.   DONATION BENEFICIARY The raised epidemic prevention materials and funds will be fully invested in the needs of the foreign fishermen. In such an unfriendly environment, the foreign fishermen can help to protect themselves and those around them, through these epidemic prevention materials. Let us work together to help Taiwan go through the tide of the epidemic. We urge the public to respond together to the call for donations to foreign fishermen. Only ACTIONS can truly protect everyone’s health! ! !     ABOUT RERUM NOVARUM CENTER Since the establishment by Fr. Jose Ellacuria S.J. in 1971, the Rerum Novarum Center has been accompanying and caring for the disadvantaged in the workplace. The Center makes use of the professional services of social workers to assist disaster-stricken workers, foreign migrant workers, fishermen, tribal aborigines and their industries. Center focuses on early talent cultivation, has also set up a shelter to assist migrant workers who have suffered improper treatment by employers; and safeguard the basic life and work rights of the socially disadvantaged. At the same time, the Center provides relevant assistance and resource links for the difficulties and needs encountered by those being served in their current situation, as well as assist them to move forward.   DONATION METHODS 1. Bank ATM or Remittance : name: 財團法人天主教耶穌會 Bank: Hua Nan Bank – Xin Yi Branch (Bank Code : 008) Number: 119-10-004033-9 Please indicate 「新事防疫包」"Rerum Novarum Center Epidemic Prevention Pack". Please fill in the form - https://forms.gle/qRWguYpMXEY4AGSz5 after ATM or online bank transfer and remittance. (NOTE : During the epidemic period, the inter-bank transfer fee for online banking is free of handling fees, subject to the announcement of each bank and the Financial Regulatory Commission.) 2. Post Office Transfer : Account Number: 50204303 Account Name: 財團法人天主教耶穌會 Please indicate 「新事防疫包」 "Rerum Novarum Center Epidemic Prevention Pack". 3. Credit Card Donation: Please directly press the "Online Donation" function of this webpage or click here : 按此下載紙本授權書to download the Authorization Form.   If you have any comments or questions about donation and sponsorship, please contact us directly. Rerum Novarum Center : 02-2397-1933 extension 102 or 101 Jesuit Information & Development Office 02-23212442 extension 510 or 507 read more »

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