Aid to Humanity helps families in Memphis’ poorest zip code

Religion News Service | 8/19/2019 | Staff
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Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, Inc.

Five service organizations were recognized and gifted donations to further support their work for the City of Memphis at an Aid to Humanity event Aug. 16 from the Felix Y. Manalo (FYM) Foundation, the charitable arm of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church Of Christ).

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“This allows us to supply our kids with things they normally wouldn’t get,” said Erica Stuart of donation recipient Booker T. Washington High School. “We won’t have to decide on whether or not we’re spending this money on supplies or if we are being able to invest strictly into the students … this is exactly what this community needs.”

2,000 free care packages of food and household necessities were also offered to families during the event held at the INC’s Memphis Congregation on 878 Mississippi Blvd, located in what is known as the city’s poorest region and among the worst in the country for overall poverty and childhood poverty rates, according to the 2018 Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

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“You’ve blessed many families who live in poverty every day, who can’t buy food, pay their bills, have no money, no resources,” said Officer Davin Clemons of the Memphis Police Department.

“Under the leadership of the Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, the 10th-year anniversary of him being in position and...
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