Food and Essentials Distributed to Washington, D.C. Residents by Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ)
Donations Gifted to Households, Healthcare Facilities and Police
MAY 11, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) — The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church Of Christ) in the Washington, D.C. area has donated essential goods to local communities in an outreach over the weekend of May 9 and 10 to help relieve economic stressors caused by the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Over 500 care packages of essential goods including canned goods, ready to eat meals, and personal hygiene supplies were provided to households across Washington, D.C. in need. Additionally, food and supplies, including toilet paper stocks, were provided to the Davita Lakeside Dialysis Center and Chesapeake Shore Nursing Home. Officers of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District were also recipients of care packages for their families, to recognize their enduring work and support for our communities.
All donations were provided by support of the Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, a socio-civic platform of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) which holds Aid To Humanity events aiming to provide opportunity and equity for those most in need, and contribute to supporting peaceful and productive communities.
While the novel coronavirus has halted the Church’s traditional large-scale humanitarian events, volunteers of the FYM Foundation and members of the Church Of Christ continue to find innovative ways to serve their communities globally. In the Philippines, the Church donated millions of pesos of supplies and food to facilities and government agencies, in its pledge to provide all-out aid to underprivileged families and frontliners. Through these projects, they aim to make a positive impact on the spiritual lives of their friends and neighbors by sharing their faith through acts of kindness.
The Aid To Humanity event series recently toured Canada, the United States, and India, serving tens of thousands and assisting nearly 100 local organizations before the outbreak of the current pandemic. Other projects have included eco-farming in Africa and the distribution of basic supplies to residents of favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Volunteers also offer relief aid in the aftermath of natural calamities, such as the most recent volcanic eruption in the Philippines, the hurricane aftermath in the Bahamas, and other disaster-stricken areas.
It is the constant prayer of every member of the Church Of Christ that communities around the world soon see an end to the deadly Covid-19, and look forward to one day returning to its thousands of houses of worship around the world to continue services to God.
For more about the Church and its activities, please visit www.iglesianicristo.net.