Greater Toronto District reaches out to Sault Ste. Marie residents
By RAMON PALACIOS and MARK ANDRO MILAN
Date Posted: April 13, 2022
As part of the continuing campaign of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) to extend aid to people, the Ecclesiastical District of Greater Toronto, Ontario, Canada conducted an Aid to Humanity in Sault Ste. Marie, a city in Ontario. The humanitarian activity was held at the conference hall of the Delta Hotel on March 20, 2022.
“That’s very generous of you to travel from Toronto to come see us, and give this support not only for the Filipinos here but even others. Everyone was welcomed. What you’re doing really helps the community,” said Roberto Rivera, president of the Filipino Canadian Community of Sault Ste. Marie, a non-profit organization.
His organization was among those that received donations from the Church. In total, the brethren donated 4,500 pounds of food items.
“We haven’t received a donation as big as this one. We’re really very glad for having received these,” said Ahmad Alkosani, CEO of the Student Union of Sault College. “With these donations, we’ll make sure that our students are well fed and food secured.”
Prior to the turn-over of donations, Brother Glendo Baitan, district supervising minister, introduced the Church Of Christ to the guests. He detailed some of the fundamental teachings of the Bible that the Church upholds. A video presentation of previous Aid to Humanity events conducted throughout Canada and the Philippines was also shown.
Toronto is approximately 430 miles, about an eight-hour drive, from Sault Ste. Marie. — With reports from INC News Section