Jose Razon, assistant district minister of Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ), and parishioners donated non-persihable food items and winter gear to Safe Harbour Society. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Red Deer church makes donation for the homeless

A Red Deer agency that provides support for the community’s most vulnerable citizens has received some help itself.

Members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) donated boxes containing non-perishable food items, as well as winter gear such as mittens, hats and winter jackets, to the Safe Harbour Society on Sunday.

About 140 boxes were delivered for the homeless.

The congregation’s assistant minister, Jose Razon, said each box weighed 20 to 30 pounds and was filled mostly with food items.

Razon said the Red Deer congregation, which has about 200 members, had been preparing for the donation for several months.

A similar contribution was made last June and members are already looking forward to making another donation in the future, Razon said.

“We’re consistently conducting aid for humanity projects all over the world,” he said.

The tradition is an important one for the church and its members, said Razon.

“It gives us awareness that not everyone is fortunate to have basic necessities in life… and one of the ways we can help them is to give them temporary relief from day-to-day struggles.”



mamta.lulla@reddeeradvocate.com

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