Northern Midwest reaches out to the homeless
By ARIEL ROMERO and VINCE BASCO
Date Posted: February 12, 2019
CHICAGO―Despite and due to the inclement weather, brethren from Parkridge, Illinois and neighboring local congregations in the Ecclesiastical District of Northern Midwest gathered at the house of worship of Parkridge, Illinois for an Aid for Humanity activity on January 19, 2019.
At the house of worship’s function room, they helped pack goods which were later distributed to those in need. The care packages included food, water, and winter essentials, which were hoped to help the recipients survive the bitter cold that gripped part of the US and Canada.
“This will help our fellowmen with their material needs,” Brother Daniel Aglipay Jr., a minister of the gospel, said.
Cathy Polymenakos, a local resident and an invited guest, remarked, “I am very impressed by the turn out here, there are many people, everyone is very welcoming. They are calling me “Sister”―which we don’t call each other in the church that I go. It’s more like a family feel; it’s different from what I’ve experienced definitely.”― With reports from INC News Section