Recently, Order of Malta Mobile Ministries delivered care packages to our amazing friends, The Little Sisters of the Poor and caregivers at the Jeanne Jugan residence in San Pedro, CA.

The entire Alders family, including Chris Alders KM and his wife Marla, made over 80 cloth, reusable face masks for the sisters and staff at the Jeanne Jugan Residence, a retirement home in San Pedro run by Little Sisters of the Poor. The Order of Malta Mobile Unit delivered the masks to the sisters on June 30. The masks included twenty with a red, white and blue design so the sisters could wear them to celebrate the 4th of July.

Knights, Dames, Auxiliary Members, and volunteers were met by dozens of the caregivers and many residents who were standing on their balconies with "Thank You" signs waving.

It was truly humbling that they were so appreciative considering they are the ones who sacrifice so much by taking care of their residents. The Order of Malta is just lucky to be able to recognize their tremendous efforts and sacrifice!

The Order of Malta, through its Auxiliary and regular membership provided over 16,000 hours of volunteer service last year to the Jeanne Jugan Residence. This is a very important charity that the Order of Malta Western Association supports in Los Angeles.