The Dominion Faith International Church in Ipaja, Lagos, on Saturday gave out no fewer than 2,000 pieces of clothing and other personal items to the less-privileged.
The Church’s Project Committee Chairman, Mr Henry Nkatta, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the distribution was to some indigent Ipaja residents under its “Oct. 1 Cloth Drive Project’’.
Nkatta said the project was designed by the Church to identify with the less-privileged in the community in line with Biblical injunction and to commemorate Nigeria`s independence.
“The project is in its second year and no fewer than 4,500 people have benefitted from it so far.
“What we do is, every Oct. 1 we come out to give clothes, bags, shoes, and other personal items to people: men, women, children, who are less – privileged in our environment.
“There are so many people out there who cannot afford all these things; so it is just a gesture on our part to respond to these people in line with Biblical injunction to help the poor.
“We chose today, which is Independence Day, to make these people feel a sense of belonging to Nigeria and to send a message that we care about them,’’ he said.
The Church official said that, apart from distributing items to the market people in the area, the Church would also visit some orphanages to donate some items to orphaned children.
He said the community had been encouraging and supportive to the project and thanked the market leaders for helping to make it a success.
Nkatta appealed to the more-privileged in the society to help the poor, saying the world would be better if everybody was his brother`s keeper. (NAN)