Aid to Humanity in one of the nation’s highest cost of living areas

San Francisco Bay Area residents benefit from free aid & donations from
Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, Inc.

Hundreds of East Oakland residents were gifted care packages and school supplies from the Felix Y. Manalo (FYM) Foundation, the charitable arm of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church Of Christ) during the Aug. 17 Aid to Humanity event. Eight local organizations received donations to support their community work in the greater Bay Area, which has one of the highest costs of living in the nation.

“Everybody is on high alert and stressed because of the cost of rent – it’s ridiculous,” says Dwayne Aikens, Jr. of We Lead Ours, an Oakland organization concentrating on providing children with enrichment programs to hone life skills. But the FYM Foundation “they are doing more than the United States Federal Government. You’re moving mountains – that was beautiful. And, you’re doing it without asking for anything in return.”

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