“Thank you for supporting [us] this month across the country. It has been wonderful to see so many donors,” posted the Canadian Blood Services, an independent non-profit charitable organization, in its Twitter account on May 22.
They said this in reaction to the blood donation drives that the Church, through the Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, Inc. and the INC Giving Project, conducted in the cities of Mississauga, Hamilton, and London on May 9, 10, 12 and 16, 2020.
Spearheaded by the brethren from the Ecclesiastical District of Southern Ontario, the socio-civic activities were made possible even during this time of pandemic. There has been added pressure on the national blood supply, as the province of Ontario is still under a state of emergency so residents have been advised to stay home. Nevertheless, the brethren followed strict social distancing guidelines, and donated blood on their scheduled appointments.
The Church members in Southern Ontario Ecclesiastical District said that they wholeheartedly participated in donating blood also as a way of commemorating the 134th birth anniversary of Brother Felix Manalo, God’s messenger in these last days. They added that their eagerness to support their fellowmen is inspired by the biblical teaching that the Church Administration has been constantly reminding them, which states: “Whenever you possibly can, do good to those who need it” (Prov. 3:27 Good News Bible). ― With reports from INC News Section