Thursday, November 22, 2012

Iglesia Ni Cristo hosted an International Aid for Humanity

Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) recently hosted an International Aid for Humanity through Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, Inc, a non-profit charitable institution of the Church at 42 St., Times Square, New York City last November 20, 2012.

The event was attended by local and international officials and an estimated 3,000 volunteers from Iglesia Ni Cristo. The volunteers also handed out "goodwill bags" containing survival essentials to the homeless and others who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, made a total donation of $150,000 to the New York City Police Foundation, the FDNY Foundation, Bellevue Hospital Center and Coney Island Hospital.

The following officials attended the said event:
  • Office of the Mayor – Commissioner Fatima Shama and Maria Cruz Lee, Department of Immigrant Affairs
  • New York City Police Foundation – Susan Birnbaum, President; Gregg Roberts, Executive Director; Judith Dynia, Program Director
  • FDNY Foundation – Jean O'Shay, President; Susan Wipper, Director
  • New York Health and Hospitals Corporation – Joe Schick and Tamiru Mammo
  • Philippine Mission to the United Nations – Ambassador Libran Cabactulan
  • Philippine Consulate General in New York – Ambassador Mario DeLeon; Theresa Dizon-deVega, Deputy Consul General; Felipe Carino, Consul
  • New York Neighborhood Coalition for the Homeless – Prema Mennon
Prior to this, the Iglesia Ni Cristo has conducted six different relief missions throughout New York and New Jersey during the past 10 days and has assisted more than 10,000 local residents ravaged by the storm.

"We chose to host Tuesday's event in Times Square, one of the most visible places in the world, in hopes that it would help boost morale, give people hope, and remind everyone of the importance of helping their fellow man – which is something that is fundamental to our faith," explained Dr. Sergie P. Santos, III, spokesman for the Felix Y. Manalo Foundation.

"It's important to note that this event has been part of our ongoing efforts and we will continue and even expand our outreach work in areas affected by the storm throughout the New York metropolitan region," added Dr. Santos.
Below is the actual footage of the said event.  

To God be the glory!  Am proud and honored to be part of this Church.

Sources: Cecile Aguilos De Guia , DZEM, Yahoo News and owner of the video.

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Arthur Sanoza said...

To God be the glory and honor!

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