INC’s latest FYM Foundation grantees include: Hawthorne Elementary, Milwaukee Scholars Charter School, Hope House, Safe Place at Story School, and Neighborhood House of Milwaukee.
For those who attended the event, 500 bags of basic groceries and school supplies were available for anyone in need.
The cash donations were given out at a Care For Humanity (formerly known as Aid To Humanity) event in the west end of town in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where free groceries were also handed out to the public present.
The event was held at Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, one of the recipient organizations, which strives to be one of the city’s “educational and civic cornerstones for strengthening families and building bridges between communities.” “.
Nikki Espy, associate program director of Neighborhood House of Milwaukeee, saw the event unfold.
“You could tell it was genuine care and love,” she said. “The magnitude, you could feel and feel what you’re all doing has such an impact.”
Brother Ed Javier, representative of the FYM Foundation, explained that Care For Humanity (formerly known as Aid To Humanity) events like these are organized “in order to help people who are truly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“And Milwaukee is no exception. They also experienced extreme poverty there, as one in 3.6 residents here in Milwaukee lives below the poverty line,” he said.
Chelsea England, housing case manager for the organization Hope House, was also grateful that her organization had been chosen by the FYM Foundation as one of the cash grant recipients.
“I have the impression that we are seen. And our community is seen. I know that especially since COVID-19, we have all had to face difficulties. But I think it’s really great that Milwaukee got picked. I’m very, very grateful that you came.
Billy Thomas, an event attendee, was also grateful for the help he received: “We can’t afford to buy too much, especially when you have a low income. But situations like this and the way you do things help a lot of people.
FYM Foundation Director, Brother Jun Pagaduan, explained how the Church of Christ, through the Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, does not discriminate and aims to extend care to those in need .
“The more difficult life becomes, the more the Church of Christ, through the Félix Y. Manalo Foundation, shines like a beacon of hope. Indeed, regardless of a person’s background, ethnicity or economic status, this awareness is aimed at easing the burden people are feeling, especially during this pandemic.
The Care For Humanity event is the latest stop on a humanitarian action tour. These are being led by the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) this year across the United States. This follows a recently completed tour across Canada where dozens of local organizations were helped with donations, in addition to public aid events and direct assistance. INC’s various outreach events aim to provide opportunity and equity to individuals from different communities, promote education, and ensure socio-economic well-being.
To learn more about the Church and its activities, please visit www.iglesianicristo.net.