Patrick Franklin provides an update on the Urban League of Palm Beach County. All 34 staff members are working remotely and conducting case management on their 22 free programs as usual. Those include housing, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, youth and job training initiatives.
The next topic he discusses is the census. Franklin says an accurate community count determines city, county, state and federal funding for after school care, road projects, non-profits, community centers, Congressional representation, and municipal and county services. Immigration and other personal issues are not a part of the process, he adds.
Lastly, the organization is conducting an online fundraising campaign to raise $30,000 to obtain $100 gift cards for Urban League families affected by the pandemic. To donate or for more information: (561) 833-1461 or ulpbc.org.
As far as the community calendar, New Macedonia Church at 748 West 9th Street in Riviera Beach is giving away baskets and hot meals on Easter Sunday. In addition, Centraila Hines-Bergman, from Parianna Precious Hands, discusses their feeding program and an upcoming drive-thru distribution. It is scheduled for April 18 at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Riviera Beach.
The final guest, Prophet Bryce Graham, discusses Easter and Resurrection Sunday. Graham believes that we have more power as the body of Christ now, and that we are not really socially separated in this time. In addition, he adds that we should be praying more deeply at this time. Prophet Graham emphasizes that the Church should abide by CDC guidelines. On a different note, the message for millennials is to operate in the future, and to be ready for the economic and political shift.