AID TO HUMANITY HELPS FAMILIES IN MEMPHIS’ POOREST ZIP CODE

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4th City in U.S. Tour Benefits From Free Aid and Donations
From Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, Inc.

AUGUST 17 (MEMPHIS, TN) – Five service organizations were recognized and gifted donations to
further support their work for the City of Memphis at an Aid to Humanity event Aug. 16 from the Felix Y. Manalo
(FYM) Foundation
,
the charitable arm of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church Of Christ).

“This allows us to
supply our kids with things they normally wouldn’t get,” said Erica Stuart of
donation recipient Booker T. Washington High School. “We won’t have to decide
on whether or not we’re spending this money on supplies or if we are being able
to invest strictly into the students … this is exactly what this community
needs.”

2,000
free care packages of food and household necessities were also offered to
families during the event held at the INC’s Memphis Congregation on 878 Mississippi
Blvd, located in what is known as the city’s poorest region and among the worst
in the country for overall poverty and childhood poverty rates, according to
the 2018 Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

“You’ve blessed
many families who live in poverty every day, who can’t buy food, pay their
bills, have no money, no resources,” said Officer Davin Clemons of the Memphis
Police Department.

“Under the
leadership of the Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, the 10th-year
anniversary of him being in position and the Church celebrating 105th years, I
salute you all; continue to do the great work that you’re doing in the world,
especially here in Memphis, Tenn.”

The
FYM Foundation recognized the Porter Leath Orphanage Memphis, Memphis
Police Department
(Crump Station), Memphis Fire Fighters Association Foundation, Booker T. Washington
High School
, and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis,
gifting each with a $5,000 donation to support the positive social impact of
their work.

The Memphis event is
the 4th stop of the FYM Foundation’s Aid to Humanity U.S. outreach series this
August. After starting in Brownsville, N.Y. Aug. 11, Aid to Humanity
reached the communities of Marlow Heights, Md., Seattle, Wash., and will continue in Arizona,
Northern and Southern California.

Earlier
this year, Aid to Humanity events helped 36 local organizations in Canada, serving
thousands in need along the way,  as part
of its global aim to provide opportunity for those most in need, and contribute
to supporting peaceful and productive communities.
Other projects include eco-farming
in Africa
and the distribution of basic supplies to residents of favelas
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
. Volunteers of the foundation have also
offered relief aid in the aftermath of natural calamities, such as hurricanes and earthquakes in the Philippines
and other disaster stricken areas.

For more about the
Church and its activities, please visit www.iglesianicristo.net.

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Photos Courtesy of Iglesia
Ni Cristo Public Information Office

Filled seats of residents and honored service organizations attending the Aid to Humanity event at the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church Of Christ) Memphis Congregation property at 878 Mississippi Blvd.
Filled seats of residents and honored service organizations attending the Aid to Humanity event at the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church Of Christ) Memphis Congregation property at 878 Mississippi Blvd.
“This is gonna go a long way for our guys to go out and get into the community to give back -- thank you.” - Commander Dana Sampietro of Memphis Police Department (Crump Station), one of five local recipients of check donations from the FYM Foundation.
“This is gonna go a long way for our guys to go out and get into the community to give back — thank you.” – Commander Dana Sampietro of Memphis Police Department (Crump Station), one of five local recipients of check donations from the FYM Foundation.
The Memphis event is the 4th stop of the FYM Foundation’s Aid to Humanity U.S. outreach series this August.
The Memphis event is the 4th stop of the FYM Foundation’s Aid to Humanity U.S. outreach series this August.
2,000 free care packages were offered to all residents of Memphis’ 38126 region, among the worst in the country for overall poverty and childhood poverty rates.
2,000 free care packages were offered to all residents of Memphis’ 38126 region, among the worst in the country for overall poverty and childhood poverty rates.
Free medical screenings were among the services offered to community members at the FYM Foundation’s Aid to Humanity event.
Free medical screenings were among the services offered to community members at the FYM Foundation’s Aid to Humanity event.
Brother Glicerio B. Santos Jr., General Auditor of the Iglesia Ni Cristo and representative of the Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, presented donations of $5,000 to the five local organizations.
Brother Glicerio B. Santos Jr., General Auditor of the Iglesia Ni Cristo and representative of the Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, presented donations of $5,000 to the five local organizations.

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