Medina church, Police Department donate back-to-school supplies, bike helmets

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 September 2020 at 9:40 am

Provided photo: Pictured from left include Chad Kenward, Medina police chief; Marc Graff, assistant superintendent for Medina Central School; Melisa and Jovannie Canales, Pastor of Segunda Iglesia Fieles Discipulos de Jesucristo Medina; and Daniel Doctor, community outreach liaison for Medina Central School.

MEDINA – A church in Medina, Segunda Iglesia Fieles Discípulos de Jesucristo, normally throws a big party before the start of the school year, distributing back-to-school supplies. Medina police officers and firefighters stop by for the event, which was at Butts Park last year.

The Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings forced the church to cancel the event this year.

But the church leaders decided they still wanted to donate back-to-school supplies. Segunda Iglesia partnered with the Medina Police Department to donate backpacks, school supplies and helmets to the school district.

“We thank God for this opportunity and also give special thanks to the Medina Police Department and Chief of Police for their generosity and for collaborating with us on this,” said Jovannie Canales, the church’s senior pastor.

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