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Christmas hampers handed out

Groups working for the Presidency Social Plan continued to distribute the traditional Christmas hampers to low-income families over the weekend.

On Saturday 19 December 2015, the teams got off to an early start in several Santiago neighborhoods, handing out thousands of hampers containing food, drink and candy. On Sunday, 20 December the team moved to Monte Plata.

Social Plan director Cesar Prieto is heading the operation.

The hampers contain rice, beans, frozen chicken, wine, a bottle of rum, pasta, oats, chocolate, Christmas candies and other products.

They will also be distributing 200,000 bags of food and Christmas items without alcoholic drinks to a variety of institutions.

However, all did not go smoothly in Dajabon, in the northwest of the country, where one woman, Mayra Martha Espinal fainted after becoming trapped between two groups arguing as to who was at the front of the queue. Social Plan representatives had to stop handing out the Christmas hampers and left in the truck at top speed, pursued by local residents on foot and motorcycles. The crowd gave up the chase once they reached Copey in Montecristi province after failing to stop the truck.

Source: DR1, Elcaribe

Dec 22, 2015

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