Women Helping Women: The Links Make Donation to Food For The Poor

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2012) — Like the links in a chain, the women of the Fort Lauderdale chapter of The Links, Incorporated have connected and collected funds to build a home for a woman and her children in Haiti. Members of the organization presented Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor, with a check at the Coconut Creek headquarters.

FFP's Robin Mahfood with Links members
(l-r) Patricia Thomas Carter, Pearl Maloney, Dr. Eileen Davis-Jerome and Jeannie Floyd.

“We have a deep concern for Haiti,” said Pearl Maloney, Vice President of Membership of the Fort Lauderdale chapter. “With an organization of Food For The Poor’s caliber, we know that our funds will go to the people.”

The Fort Lauderdale chapter was established in 1974, but The Links, Incorporated was founded in Philadelphia in 1946, and was incorporated in 1951.  Today, there are more than 12,000 professional women of African ancestry in 273 chapters in 42 states and countries, including Germany, South Africa and the Bahamas. It’s one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women.

“The needs of women in Haiti are great, but if we focus on helping one family at time, we can conquer the mountain of poverty that exists there,” said Mahfood. “This donation will allow us to provide a woman with her own home with sanitation, rice and beans for one year, a small business project to provide a source of income, school uniforms and supplies for two children, along with clothing and shoes. We are grateful to the women of The Links, Incorporated for their gift.”

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.

For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Wanda Wright
Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6079