In Aid To Humanity events on September 8 and 9, the Church Of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo or INC), through its socio-civic arm, Felix Y. Manalo (FYM) Foundation, in partnership with the INC Giving Project, donated over 10,000 face masks to a dozen selected schools in the Prairie Provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan and one in Alberta.
This was in time for the resumption of in-class learning in schools in these said provinces, but with safety protocols in place, such as wearing faces masks, for the students and teachers to avoid contracting and spreading Covid-19.
This timely effort provided additional supply of the said PPE for the teachers and students of the following institutions: (Manitoba Province) Andrew Mynarski VC School, Ecole Leila North Community School, Greenway School, Sargent Park School, and St. John’s High School. (Saskatchewan Province) Carlton Comprehensive, Hope’s Home Child Care, Humboldt Public, O.M. Irwin School, Pleasant Hill Community School, Winston Churchill, and W.P. Bate Community School, (Alberta) Wainwright Elementary School.
Brother Sidney R. Santos, supervising minister of the Ecclesiastical District of Manitoba, oversaw this project, leading the volunteers-all members from the District-in preparing, transporting, and distributing the donations.
Rhonda Dickenson, the Student Service Coordinator for Beautiful Plains School Division in Neepawa, Manitoba conveyed her thanks for the “very generous donation of over 1000 masks” that will help nearly 1,300 students in their school division.
“This is the first-time donation on behalf of the Church Of Christ, and we are very appreciative of the efforts made by the local folks to make this happen for the children in our schools. I would just like to express my appreciation to Brother Eduardo Manalo (Executive Minister of the INC) for this generous donation to our school division,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Pleasant Hill Community School in Saskatchewan, through their social media platform, extended their appreciation to the Church Of Christ for the said donation.
Recently, the Iglesia Ni Cristo, through its member-volunteer from Manitoba donated goods and clothing to the Indigenous Peoples in the communities of Berens River Watershed. Councillor Clinton Keeper of the Little Grand Rapids First Nation, Manitoba expressed his gratitude on behalf of his community.
“We hope our students get back to school this fall and many of our students will be clothed head to toe with your very generous donations,” he said in a letter. “Our people at Little Grand Rapids greatly appreciate these gifts and your generosity. It is surely a lesson for all of us to learn from your efforts and how an act of kindness and giving such as this brings so much light into the world.”
The Church Of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo), led by its Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, has established a strong presence in 158 countries and territories. Aside from its primary mission to proclaim the pristine gospel of salvation as recorded in the the Bible, the Church conducts Aid to Humanity to extend medical and financial assistance to people affected by calamities and disaster and to those in need.
To know more about the Church Of Christ and its activities, please visit www.iqlesianicristo.net