Senator Sanders also viewed the visit as a time for personal growth and development regarding other cultures and felt warmly adopted by the Nigerian people. He was even given the title of chief by four kings there.
Senator Sanders was proud to work with the When In Need Foundation on the Nigerian mission. WIN provides grants for students and young professionals to continue their education. They support schools, orphanages and various hostels that assist the less fortunate. WIN also organizes health and education fairs.
At the upcoming press conference, Sanders will provide an informational update to community members in the 10th Senatorial District on the current state of Nigeria and what supplies and resources are needed there and how we collectively can provide support.
Senator Sanders hopes to encourage Americans and Nigerian-Americans to help the beautiful African Nation and would like to work with representatives from the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York to accomplish this goal.
If you would like to join the press conference:
Who: State Senator James Sanders Jr., When in Need Foundation
What: Press Conference on Mission to Nigeria
Where: St. Clement Pope Church (outside)
141-11 123rd Avenue, South Ozone Park, NY 11436
When: Friday, May 12, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Why: To help the people of Nigeria and their family and friends living in the United States.
Dear Friends, Family and Supporters,
When In Need (WIN) Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and non governmental organization registered both in the United States of America and Nigeria. Since 2012, the WIN Foundation has continued to impact lives globally through its outreach program, Mission Of Mercy (MOM). The foundation has assisted many individuals, groups, institutions and communities globally with basic amenities, food supplies, agriculture, healthcare, clean water, farming, rebuilding schools, educational grants and other resources.
This year, in efforts to expand our reach and help more individuals in need, we need your support!
From April 27 – 29, 2017, the When In Need Foundation will make a Mission of Mercy (MOM) to Ideato Imo state Nigeria. This particular medical mission was inspired by a letter received from a community in Ideato South in Imo State Nigeria. Ideato south has an estimated population of 550,000. Our investigation revealed that this community has been greatly deprived of accessible healthcare, general sustainable development, children’s education and women/youth empowerment. This deplorable state of healthcare has claimed the lives of many in this community.
The April mission will be supported by a team of family physicians, ophthalmologists, pharmacists, nurses and several other public health professionals. During the mission, we intend to attend to 6,000 adults and children. Free services to be performed includes physical and ophthalmic examinations ; provision of education and treatments for multiple ailments including hypertension, diabetes, cholera, malaria and typhoid fever; provision of free reading and distance glasses for at least 4,500 people; and offering of preventative health education to reduce the prevalence of communicable diseases.
We seek your support and partnership to help extend the hand of charity to those in need in Nigeria through the donation of medical supplies and any other means of support available within your institution’s capacity. Please find attached the list of items needed for our medical mission; we also welcome the donation of any other items not included in this list. If you would like to make a monetary donation for the WIN Foundation to purchase needed medical items, please donate to our GoFundMe campaign at https://www.gofundme.com/seed-a-need-in-nigeria.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and we appreciate your support!
Chief Dr. Chetatchi Ecton
CEO/Founder, When in Need Foundation
Medical Supply Donations can be sent to:
WIN Philadelphia Office
Parkside Avenue, Suite 400
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
WIN New York Office
96-04 57th Avenue, Suite 6A
Corona, NY 11368
WIN Nigeria Headquarters
Suit 24 Metro Plaza
Central Business District
Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
2nd Nigeria Office
85/87 Okigwe Road
Owerri IMO State
Watch When In Need Foundation’s CEO, Ms Chetachi Ecton and Media Director, George Onuorah sit down with Annie Yu of Fox 5 DC to discuss the foundation’s global work supporting orphans, individuals with special needs, the elderly, displaced around the globe through its Mission of Mercy projects.