Many in the Black community are facing economic hardships and even those working can use a helping hand. With its organization founded on the biblical principals of “I am my brother’s keeper” and “The Lord will provide,” Bountiful Blessings Inc. is doing what it can to help the working-poor and senior citizens of the North Side by offering them “a hand up and not a hand out.”
On June 14, the Christian based charity that spreads hope through serving families of all faiths opened another one of its sites at Greater Allen AME Church, located on California Avenue, in the North Side.
“The idea is to connect with the people, meet their needs and then they’re willing to hear what you have to say. No one cares what you have to say until you meet their needs and understand where they’re coming from,” said Terry Orendi, founder and president of Bountiful Blessings. “And this is a way for the church to connect with the community and that’s what I want to see happen. I don’t want to see church buildings just sitting there. I want them connecting with the communities they’re in and meeting a need that they have.”