On Saturday, May 28, the Lithuanian Samaritan Jurbarkas Region Community celebrated its 30th anniversary. The charity currently has 72 members in Jurbarkas.
Many Samaritans from Jurbarkas were awarded for their active work and sincere help. Letters of thanks were presented by Skirmantas Mockevičius, Mayor of Jurbarkas District, Sonata Patkauskaitė, President of the Lithuanian Samaritan Community, and Kristina Vančienė, Chairwoman of the Jurbarkas Regional Community. Antanas Juozas Kazakevičius, an Honorary Citizen of the Jurbarkas District, a long-time former chairman of the Jurbarkas district, and Česlovas Meškauskas, the elder of Raudonė, gave greetings and shared their memories.
On the occasion of this honorable anniversary, the community of the region was greeted at the Jurbarkas Library by guests from Kėdainiai, Klaipėda, Kaunas, Kelmė, a guest from Germany, as well as Heinz Puttlitz, an Honorary Citizen of Jurbarkas District, and others.
“One of the largest charity organizations in Jurbarkas, which has nine children’s day care centers, has the largest support network,” said Mayor S. Mackevičius about the Jurbarkas charity organization. He also recalled that among the few Honorary citizens of the district, even two are Samaritans. “It shows the maturity and weight of this organization,” he said.
The Lithuanian Samaritan Jurbarkas Region Community is a charitable public organization that has been running social, care, support, integration, psychological, social rehabilitation, day care, children’s summer employment and other programs for thirty years, uniting Lithuanian citizens, regardless of their profession, partisan or religious beliefs.