Empty Vessel Ministry to host Valentine’s Day fundraising event

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THE Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation will host a Valentine’s Day fun event to raise funds for its programs and operations, event chair Rose Ajoste said on Tuesday.

“Romance in the Marianas” will be held on Feb. 14 at Saipan World Resort from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Ajoste said EVM was unable to organize its annual CNMI Next Top Chef competition in 2019 due to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yutu.

She said the competition was EVM’s major contributor to its operations budget, which pays for their monthly office and shop rent.

She said they decided to host a Valentine’s Day fundraiser to catch up with their operational expenses, she said, adding that they are aiming to generate $10,000 from the event.

“The event will highlight the importance of healthy marriages and relationships in our community,” Ajoste said.

Pastor Eric Abragan of Life in the Son Christian Fellowship will talk about the “keys to lasting love.”

In addition, there will be a dinner buffet, games, dancing, and entertainment from different performers, including Chinaman.

Ajoste said EVM is very grateful to its sponsors: Saipan World Resort, Tahine’s TV Productions, The Shack Saipan, Terlaje’s Woodwork, Bali Fashion, Latte Built Gym, Everest Kitchen, Joeten Enterprises, and T Galleria.

She said EVM depends on donations from individuals, businesses and organizations in order to help those who need it.

“Thank you also to our daily donors and supporters of our outreach center and to AA Enterprises for their continuous support,” Ajoste said.

Tickets to the event are available at Saipan World Resort and the EVM office on Middle Road in Gualo Rai, across from Bali Fashion, on the 2nd floor of the building where Kylie’s Bake Shop & Restaurant is located.

Ajoste said there are 37 tables for the event, and anyone can be a sponsor by purchasing tickets which cost $50 each; $100 for a couple; or $450 for a table of nine.

For more information, call EVM at 235-3240, 483-0162 or 285-9700.

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