AUGUST 25 DECLARED “FYM FOUNDATION DAY”

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Felix Y. Manalo Foundation Honored For Aid to Humanity by the
City of Rockford, Illinois

SEPTEMBER 20 (ROCKFORD) – Less than one month since the Aid to Humanity event hosted by the Felix Y. Manalo (FYM) Foundation, the charitable arm of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church Of Christ), in Rockford, Illinois, the FYM Foundation received the honor of August 25, 2019 being declared “FYM FOUNDATION DAY” by the City of Rockford.

On
that date in Rockford, 1,100 backpacks of school supplies were given to
hundreds of residents, as well as free health screenings and gently-used winter
wear. Ten local organizations were offered donations in the amount of $5,000
each to assist them in the impactful work they’re accomplishing in the
community of Rockford.

The
proclamation applauded the FYM Foundation for “their generous gifts and on
their many years of spreading good will,” stated Mayor Thomas P. McNamara.

Accepting
the proclamation on behalf of the FYM Foundation, Brother Eduardo G. Javier
stated “We would like to express our heartfelt thanks, first and foremost to
the Mayor of the City of Rockford, Illinois, Mayor McNamara, and to all of the
members of the Council. Rest assured, as promised by the Church Of Christ, we
will always be a partner to the City of Rockford, Illinois in fighting against
poverty. This proclamation, FYM Foundation Day, will be part of Iglesia Ni
Cristo history as we celebrate the 105th anniversary of the Church and as we
celebrate the 10th year anniversary of our Brother Eduardo V. Manalo. More
power to the City of Rockford, Illinois!”

“We
are humbly honored to see the goodwill of the FYM Foundation and the Church Of
Christ be acknowledged by the City of Rockford, but more importantly we are
thankful to God that the Church has been able to positively impact the lives of
the residents of not only Rockford, not only Illinois, but throughout the
Midwest,” said Brother Dino Bunag, District Supervising Minister of the 36 congregations across the northern Midwest area.

Earlier
this summer, the same Aid to Humanity tour, of which Rockford was
the 9th and last stop, swept the nation providing immediate relief aid to
communities, and donations to dozens of organizations on the ground – from a
Mexican border-town in San Diego County to the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona; from
the San Francisco Bay Area to Seattle; and from Los Angeles to the site of a mass shooting in Brownsville, New York; and from Memphis’ poorest zip code to just outside the
nation’s capital in Maryland.

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

Certificate of Proclamation announcing “FYM Foundation Day” given by the City of Rockford
City of Rockford Proclamation of FYM Foundation Day, signed by Mayor Thomas McNamara
Rockford Mayor McNamara reading the Proclamation during City Council meeting, in Council Chambers
Mayor Thomas McNamara of Rockford, Illinois presenting the FYM Foundation Day Proclamation to Ministers of the Gospel of the Church Of Christ
Rockford Mayor McNamara and Minister of the Gospel Brother Eduardo Javier, along with other Ministers, posing with the Certificate of Proclamation
Mayor Thomas McNamara presenting the FYM Foundation Day Proclamation to Brother Eduardo Javier and Brother Dino Bunag, and Ministers of the Gospel of the Church Of Christ
Members of the Church Of Christ posing with the Certificate of Proclamation outside of the Rockford City Hall
Members of the Church Of Christ with the FYM Foundation Day Proclamation outside the Rockford City Hall, Illinois
Crowd on a stage holding 10 large donation checks; hundreds of backpacks of school supplies in front of stage
Ten local organizations serving the Rockford community were each offered a $5,000 donation from the FYM Foundation on August 25, officially proclaimed as FYM Foundation Day.
Smiling woman accepting backpack of school supplies
Residents of Rockford, Illinois happily receive the care packages and necessities and backpacks of school supplies, provided for free by the FYM Foundation.
Smiling young boy accepting backpack of school supplies
Children of Rockford, Illinois happily receive the care packages and necessities and backpacks of school supplies, provided for free by the FYM Foundation.

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