SEATTLE CHURCH BRINGS AID TO LOCAL RESIDENTS & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

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‘Aid to Humanity’ U.S. Outreach Event Continues to Offer Free
Aid from Felix Y. Manalo Foundation

AUGUST 15 (SEATTLE) – Over 550 residents gathered in Othello Playground to receive free
resources during an 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)
. Free care packages of food, back to school supplies and basic
necessities were offered to residents, along with a free meal and
entertainment. Next door to the event venue, is the INC house of worship of the
congregation in Seattle.

Eight
local organizations were honored by the FYM Foundation during the Aug. 14
event’s Presentation of Donations, to support their positive social impact in
the Seattle area. Each organization received a $5,000 donation.

“This
fund goes to purchase move-in kits for people transitioning from long term
homelessness. This is huge in setting people up for success. To sum things up,
we are bowled over by the FYM Foundation’s generosity, and we look forward to
turning this event into a lasting partnership,” said donation recipient Don
Rupp, Volunteer and InKind Gifts Manager of Downtown Emergency Service (DESC).

Beneficiaries
included: Filipino American Educators of Washington, Downtown Emergency
Service Center (DESC)
, STEM Paths Innovation Network (SPIN), Austin
Foundation
, Emerson Tiny Tots, SUGM Queens Academy, Southeast Seattle
Education Coalition
, and the Seattle Police Foundation (Community Outreach Program).

The
ceremony acknowledged the presence of distinguished guests, such as: Tammy
Morale, Seattle City 2nd District; and Attorney Girmay Zahilay, Candidate for
Council Member District 2 King County.

Seattle
is one of eight regions in the U.S. serviced by the FYM Foundation’s Aid to
Humanity this August. The outreach series started in New York, continued in Washington, D.C., and will continue in Tennessee, 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

Hundreds of Seattle residents wait patiently in line at Othello Playground to receive the free care packages being distributed by the FYM Foundation.
Hundreds of Seattle residents wait patiently in line at Othello Playground to receive the free care packages being distributed by the FYM Foundation.
Don Rupp receiving the $5,000 donation from the FYM Foundation on behalf Downtown Emergency Service Center, shaking hands with Brother Glicerio B. Santos Jr., General Auditor of the Iglesia Ni Cristo and representative of the FYM Foundation.
Don Rupp receiving the $5,000 donation from the FYM Foundation on behalf Downtown Emergency Service Center, shaking hands with Brother Glicerio B. Santos Jr., General Auditor of the Iglesia Ni Cristo and representative of the FYM Foundation.
Eight local organization of the Seattle area each receiving a donation from the FYM Foundation.
Lt. Martin Rivera of the Seattle Police Foundation, addressing the crowd at the Aid to Humanity event and thanking the FYM Foundation for its donation.
Lt. Martin Rivera of the Seattle Police Foundation, addressing the crowd at the Aid to Humanity event and thanking the FYM Foundation for its donation.

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