Members of the Kiku Zeki Temple No. 184 made a timely donation of a $1,000, yesterday, to the Reach Out Ministry headed by Dudley Seide.
Ambassador at Large of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine, Wilbert McDonald, said their mandate to assist the community served as the reason behind the afternoon's presentation.
" The reason for us being here today is to make a donation to our charity of choice, the Reach Out Ministry with Dudley Seide. We've been observing him for a while and we like what he is doing, so we decided to try and assist him in some way," he said.
McDonald went on to say, "We're very fraternal and charitable organization so we are very pleased to give back to the community. We also have the motto, which says: "No man stands so tall as when he bends down to bring up a child.'"
Seide said, the donation comes not a moment too soon, considering much electrical work was needed to be done to reach the organization's set opening date which is slated for this March.
" I think it's a timely donation. The organization decided to give to Reach Out Youth Organization this year and I think it's going to go a long way. What we do here at Reach Out is help the less fortunate kids in the inner city area, and this is overwhelming to have this much men here today just to give back to the community," he said.
Seide went on to say, "Today I have the electrician to have the electrical work here completed and also the Reach Out Youth Organization would have its computer center where they could come to do their homework after school."
However, despite the donation, the organization leader sent an appeal to members of the public to join the effort in lending support.
" I would like to make an appeal to the wider community to take heed of what they do. They're not just talking, but they are putting their money where their mouth is and this donation is definitively going to go a very long way," Seide said.
He added, "It's also going to serve as a feeding center and today it makes me feel good to make my dream a reality."