Amongst the abandoned houses, broken pavement and busy streets, new life is emerging in the Walnut Park community. Humanity First, has embarked on a project to bring good fruits and vegetables to the Walnut Park community.
Organic foods are at a premium and so is good health. Two things that low-income neighborhoods have not been afforded. In the Sadiq Organic Farm, sponsored by Humanity First, fresh organic fruits and vegetables will be made available to the community at a minimal cost. Neighborhood families will be able to enjoy the benefits of a neighborhood organic garden “right down the street”, which will encourage a healthier lifestyle.
Sadiq Organic will provide physical benefits to the community, while adding a touch of beauty and tranquility. It will also be an educational resource to healthy eating and living.
As we till the earth, plant seeds for new life in the Sadiq Garden, so will the Walnut Park community benefit from the new harvest of fruits and vegetables from her new organic oasis.
For more information, visit our blog: http://sadiqorganicfarm.blogspot.com/2009_06_01_archive.html
Humanity First, USA, a 501(c) 3- registered charity, is the US chapter of Humanity First International, which was established in the early 1990's to restore disaster-stricken and under-developed and vulnerable communities around the globe. Humanity First USA is a leading non-profit relief organization whose board of directors, management team, and project staff running the day-to-day operations are all unpaid volunteers with diverse professional backgrounds including business, healthcare, and education sectors. All personal expenses are met by the volunteers to maximize the use of funds raised and donated for those in need. As of today Humanity First USA has expanded to 27 countries worldwide.
Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) , tornado's (Kansas) and wild fires (California) in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.
Since its inception and IRS registration in 2004, Humanity First has been focused on spending most of the raised funds on direct program related expenses. As a result, more than 90% of its funds are in that expense category. This is achieved through dedicated volunteers in its management, and program operation teams.