Over 500 People Receive Free Flu Shots and Care Packages thru INC Aid to Humanity in Norfolk, Virginia

Over 500 People Receive Free Flu Shots and Care Packages thru INC Aid to Humanity in Norfolk, Virginia

The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) or Church Of Christ, an international religious organization established in 158 countries and territories, held an Aid to Humanity event in in Norfolk, Virginia on October 31, as part of its worldwide activity to help communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

INC members from the Hampton Roads Region and North Carolina joined efforts to promote goodwill, love, and appreciation for friends and neighbors in the community.

Volunteers launch the day’s grocery bag distribution from Military Circle Mall Parking
area in Norfolk, Virginia. Bags included much-needed hand sanitizers,
canned goods and other basic food necessities.

They gave out care packages that included groceries and other essential products. Licensed medical professionals were also on-site to administer free flu vaccinations via drive-thru.

The event, held at the Military Circle Mall Parking Area, benefited at least 500 community members.

Congressman Bobby Scott and Councilwoman Andria McClellan joined in the Church’s event to distribute the free grocery bags.

McClellan even posted kind words about the event on Twitter.

“Grateful for the amazing generosity and help from #IglesiaNiCristo in Norfolk today, providing free flu shots, food, and water to long lines of cars. Thanks for letting me pitch in, too! This #AidToHumanity program is such a welcome blessing to those in need. Thank you!” she said.

Councilwoman Andria McClellan

Local media news stations Wavy TV 10 (NBC affiliate), WTKR, and Hampton Roads Show joined in promoting the event.

Before the October 31 event, the INC had also conducted several Aid to Humanity events and extended help in various ways to public schools, nursing homes and elderly facilities, unemployment offices, and local law enforcement offices.

The Iglesia Ni Cristo, under the stewardship of its Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, is unceasing in its socio-civic projects globally, reaching out to the different sectors of the community, especially the marginalized.

It has also established eco-farms in Shoshoni, Wyoming and Scenic, South Dakota in the US as well as 37 other eco-farms worldwide including eight in Africa and two more in Canada which have provided livelihood opportunities for thousands including non-church members.  The eco-farms also produce food contributing to various governments’ efforts to alleviate hunger.

From providing free drive-through flu shots and distribution of free bags filled with groceries and personal care products to the establishment of eco-farms to help create job opportunities, the INC continues to extend a helping hand to those in need in the United States and other countries.

Congressman Bobby Scott and Norfolk Councilwoman Andria McClellan joined by INC members in distributing grocery bags. At the same time, Norfolk Law Enforcement maintains public safety and helps regulate event traffic flow.

The INC’s members are from 147 races and nationalities worldwide.