SAN CARLOS APACHE RESERVATION FAMILIES RECEIVE AID FOR SECOND TIME SINCE JUNE

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6th City in Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, Inc. U.S. Tour
Benefits From Free Aid, Donations and Hope

AUGUST 20 (SAN CARLOS, AZ) – Six service organizations were recognized and gifted donations to
further support their work for the San Carlos Apache Reservation and an Aid to Humanity event Aug. 20 from the Felix Y. Manalo (FYM) Foundation Inc., the charitable arm of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC
or Church Of Christ)
.

“Like any community,
needy families and individuals on our reservation go without food, shelter and
daily essentials due to a variety of factors. Some of those affected our
children and the elderly, who are the most vulnerable,” said Councilwoman
Bernadette Goode, representative of the Chairman of the Apache Tribe.

4,325
free care packages of food and household necessities were given to families
during the event held at the Burdette Hall in San Carlos. Hundreds of students
living on the reservation lined up to receive free backpacks filled with school
supplies for the new school year.

Recipients
were residents of what is said to be one of the nation’s poorest
Native American reservations, with nearly half of the population living below the federal poverty line, according to
the Arizona Department of Health Services.

“We are a tribe of
16,825 members and we continue to grow … while keeping our traditions of the
past alive. We are grateful for the organization such as yours, willing and
able to serve our people,” said Councilwoman Goode.

This second Aid to Humanity visit this year from the FYM Foundation
provided not only immediate relief  but
long-term support through local organizations that the Apache families rely on.

Six organizations were recognized and gifted each a $5,000 donation
from the FYM Foundation to support the positive social impact of their work.
These included the San Carlos Apache Tribe, San Carlos
Unified School
, Alderman Home Domestic Center, City of Globe,
Globe
Police Department
, and Globe
Fire Department
.

The partnerships
made are ones that the Church Of Christ hope to continue beyond the event, as
it fulfills not only the basic necessities of the Apache families but their
spiritual needs as well.

“Today
I walked into the building and I just sensed this love that I haven’t sensed,
people wanting to do good for others,” said aid recipient Jeremy Walker, a
teacher at San Carlos Unified School District.

“The
importance isn’t just food … food is going to be gone in a day, the water is
going to be gone in a day; the backpacks will be lost and the notebooks will be
used up. But the important thing is the love … and maybe these kids will look
at that and say ‘Hey, I want that in me too’.”

Arizona is the 6th
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., Oakland, Calif. and will continue in San
Diego, Los Angeles and Rockford, Ill.

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 an 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

Children received free backpacks with school supplies, together with their care packages of food and basic necessities.
Hundreds of students living on the San Carlos Apache Reservation lined up to receive free backpacks filled with school supplies for the new school year and care packages of food and basic necessities.
Filled seats of residents and honored service organizations attending the second Aid to Humanity at Burdette Hall Aug. 20.
Filled seats of residents and honored service organizations attending the second Aid to Humanity at Burdette Hall Aug. 20.
More than 4,000 free care packages were offered to families of the San Carlos Apache Reservation, known to be among the nation's poorest Native American reservations.
More than 4,000 free care packages were offered to families of the San Carlos Apache Reservation, known to be among the nation’s poorest Native American reservations.
This is the second Aid to Humanity visit this year from the FYM Foundation. In June 2019, residents received similar care and services from the Iglesia Ni Cristo, Church Of Christ.
This is the second Aid to Humanity visit this year from the FYM Foundation. In June 2019, residents received similar care and services from the Iglesia Ni Cristo, Church Of Christ.
“On behalf of the City of Globe and the Globe City Council, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Aid to Humanity Program. The funds we will receive here today will go towards our public safety programs, which include the Police Department and Fire Department, and also to the Alderman House in Globe.” - City of Globe Mayor Al Gameros
“On behalf of the City of Globe and the Globe City Council, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Aid to Humanity Program. The funds we will receive here today will go towards our public safety programs, which include the Police Department and Fire Department, and also to the Alderman House in Globe.” – City of Globe Mayor Al Gameros
The Arizona event at the San Carlos Apache Reservation is the 6th stop of the FYM Foundation’s Aid to Humanity U.S. outreach series this August.
The Arizona event at the San Carlos Apache Reservation is the 6th stop of the FYM Foundation’s Aid to Humanity U.S. outreach series this August.
Six organizations were recognized and gifted each a $5,000 donation from the FYM Foundation to support the positive social impact of their work in the region.
Six organizations were recognized and gifted each a $5,000 donation from the FYM Foundation to support the positive social impact of their work in the region.

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