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The G.R.E.E.N. Foundation

Faith Partner Highlight

May 2023 - Christ Second Baptist Church

As one of our newest partners, Pastor Welton Pleasant has hit the ground running in incorporating COVID-19 and mental health resources and information into the active community work that Christ Second Baptist Church does for Long Beach. Thank you for your dedication to serving and lifting up your community.

Church located:
Christ Second Baptist Church
1471 Martin Luther King Jr Ave 
Long Beach, CA 90813

April 2023 - Seeds of Morning Glory

Our newest partners Seeds of Morning Glory are fighting food insecurity in Long Beach. Since 2018, Seeds of Morning Glory have worked to promote self-sufficiency and stability to enhance quality of life of children, families, individuals, and those experiencing homelessness. Their main programs include food, clothing, and essential items distribution to those most in need, linkages to physical and mental health services, and community outreach events that promote community connectedness. Currently, the organization and its founder Mildred Burge are working with us on sharing COVID-19 vaccination related resources to community members in the Long Beach 3C project. Special thank you to Mildred for your devotion to empowering and improving the lives of people in Long Beach. We appreciate your support!

Organization Info:
Seeds of Morning Glory
PO Box 7413 
Long Beach, CA 90807

March 2023 - Kingdom Life Faith Center

For over 15 years, Pastor Sophia Perryman and her church Kingdom Life Faith Center have been committed and passionate servant leaders in Los Angeles County. Pastor Sophia has been active in sharing COVID-19 resources and information in the community as well as tobacco cessation and advocacy work through Amplify!. Thank you Pastor Sophia for being a trusted community partner!

Church located:
Kingdom Life Faith Center
7510 Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90044

February 2023 - Build Plus LA

Build Plus LA and founder LaVona Daude Sherrills have been key health influencers in Watts sharing COVID-19 health updates and helpful community resources. "Through The G.R.E.E.N Foundation, Build Plus Community Marketplace has had the opportunity to tap into resources that we were unaware was so readily available to us. As a partner of The G.R.E.E.N Foundation, we were able to expand our services in the Watts community to make an even greater impact in the quality of health of Watts residents." - LaVona Sherrills

Organization info:
Build Plus LA
Watts, CA 90002

January 2023 - Black Arts Los Angeles, Inc.

Special thank you to longtime collaborator and community partner Moza Cooper, Black Arts LA. We admire her service and dedication to sharing health information with immigrants, refugees, underserved populations, and the Muslim community throughout Los Angeles.

On her experience working with The G.R.E.E.N Foundation (TGF), Moza said, "Thank you TGF for making sure that Black Arts Los Angeles, Inc. and myself, for making sure that we share, and continue to educate our community in maintaining good health and gaining more wealth."

Organization info:
Black Arts Los Angeles, Inc.
4161 Don Tomaso Dr Apt 8
Los Angeles, CA 90008

December 2022 - Dr. Ernie Bridges

We want to give a special thank you to Dr. Ernie Bridges for serving as The G.R.E.E.N Foundation's President for 2022. We appreciate his leadership and long held commitment to creating change in the African American community.

Dr. Ernest L Bridges is a long-time educator of African-American Studies at Fullerton College and California State University Fullerton (retired). While at Fullerton College, he functioned as faculty advisor and advisor/mentor to students belonging to several campus organizations such as the Black Student Union (BSU) and campus coordinator of the Umoja Community. We thank Dr. Ernie Bridges for being a long-time collaborator and supporter of The G.R.E.E.N Foundation.

November 2022 - Christ Our Redeemer (COR) A.M.E Church

Thank you to Rev. Dr. Ralph E. Williamson and COR Church for being supporters of the organization and serving their church community. Throughout the pandemic, COR Church maintained a dedicated weekly prayer time for everyone in need.

Church located:
Christ Our Redeemer (COR) A.M.E. Church
45 Tesla
Irvine, CA 92618

October 2022 - Rev. Chineta Goodjoin

Over the years, Rev. Chineta Goodjoin of New Hope Presbyterian Church has been a supportive community partner. Together we have collaborated on tobacco advocacy, outreach, and served the community and the church congregation.

September 2022 - Pastor Greg Hubbard

Thank you, Pastor Greg Hubbard and Sis. Stacey Hubbard for your dedicated commitment to improving the health of the Black community and your church members. We honor your participation in the 2022 AmpUP! Summer Cohort and ActNOW! COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination Campaign to educate your community about the dangers of menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco and share helpful COVID resources. Thank you for being dedicated servant leaders!

Church located:
Branches of Zion / Jerusalem Church 
8025 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90047

August 2022 - Pastor DK Redmond

Thank you, Pastor DK Redmond and Sunnyside Baptist Church, for serving the Los Angeles community with COVID-19 support services like testing and vaccination sites and providing life giving resources. We also appreciate your continued support with the ActNOW Conferences and building up dedicated and committed servant leadership.

Church located:
Sunnyside Baptist Church
9317 Budlong Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90044

July 2022 - Pastor Oliver Buie

Thank you, Pastor Oliver Buie, for your servant leadership in the ActNOW COVID-19 Get Vaccinated awareness campaign in the San Pedro area. Pastor Buie and Abundant Living Family Fellowship shared educational resources and empowered their community to make better choices for their health.

Abundant Living Family Fellowship
Los Angeles, CA 90016

June - Bishop Dr. William A. Benson

Thank you Bishop Dr. William Benson for your support in the ActNOW COVID-19 community engagement and outreach initiative. In Sacramento, Dr. Benson has been a faithful servant leader who keeps his community informed and educated on the latest COVID-19 updates and health information. We are grateful for the partnership!

Church located:
Total Deliverance Church
138 28th St.
Sacramento, CA 92102

May 2022 - Pastor Robert Marshall

Thank you to Pastor Marshall for providing COVID-19 resources to keep his community informed and educated. Pastor Marshall is a dedicated servant leader and health influencer in Los Angeles County.

Church located:
Los Angeles Community Church
2100 W. 54th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90062

February 2022 - New Spirit Baptist Church​

Thank you to New Spirit Baptist Church and Pastor Leon Clark for his dedicated servant leadership during the pandemic. Under Pastor Clark's leadership, New Spirit has served the community and their church members through food giveaways, weekly prayer, and PPE distribution. Thank you for your continued leadership!

Church located:
New Spirit Baptist Church
701 S. Sullivan Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Collaborative participation
National Earth Day
National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
Locally support tobacco education and advocacy 

Smoke-free church grounds

PPE distribution

Food giveaways 

January 2022 - Pastor Keith Brown

Thank you to Pastor Keith Brown who has been a great supporter of TGF's COVID-19 Vaccination Data Collection and Outreach Initiative in San Diego. Pastor Brown is a servant leader who goes above and beyond when serving his community. Thank you for your commitment to the community and your continued support!

Bayview Baptist Church 
6134 Pastor Timothy J Winters Street
San Diego, CA 92114

December 2021 - Love and Grace Christian Fellowship Church

Pastors David and Daphene Cowan, Sr. have been strong supporters and community leaders in Antelope Valley. They are actively serving the community and providing valuable resources on vaccinations, testing, and PPE items through the ActNOW Get Vaccinated campaign. Thank you for your continued support!

Love and Grace Church 
2052 W Ave L
Lancaster, CA 93536

November - Pastor Ivan Pitts

Thank you to Pastor Ivan Pitts and Second Baptist Church for their support of TGF's mission and dedication to service in their community. Under Pastor Pitts leadership, Second Baptist adopted smoke free church campus policies at both locations in Santa Ana and Lake Forest and collaborated in sharing cancer and health education resources to the community.

Second Baptist Church 
4300 Westminster Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92703

October - Pastor Delman Howard

Pastor Delman Howard and Johnson Chapel have been longtime collaborators with The G.R.E.E.N Foundation. The church has co-hosted tobacco educational workshops, shared health and wellness materials, and are serving as a ActNOW COVID-19 Health Hub partner. Thank you Pastor Howard and Johnson Chapel for your dedicated commitment to serving your church members and Santa Ana.

Johnson Chapel 
1306 W. 2nd St. 
Santa Ana, CA 92703

September 2021 - Pastor Roy Brown

Pastor Brown has collaborated with The G.R.E.E.N Foundation since 2013 has proven his commitment to community, as a active collaborating partner and a "servant leader". Pastor Brown is a leader within his church he pastors as well as committed leader who understands community health education to bring continued awareness of preventions, screenings, nutrition, mental and spiritual health.

New Life Baptist Church of Christ 
2813 Northview Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833

August 2021 - Rev. Dion Thomas

Thank you Rev. Dion Thomas for his efforts in feeding folks in OC through their food bank. In 2019, The G.R.E.E.N Foundation collaborated with Rev. Thomas for the Live Live Entertainment Gospel Funday and shared community health resources, along with overall wellness and cancer prevention information. Rev. Thomas is the Associate Minister at Sonrise Christian Community Church.

Church located:
Sonrise Christian Community Church
6940 Knott Ave 
Buena Park, 90621

July 2021 - Temple Baptist Church

Thank you Pastor Torie H. Russell Sr. and Dana Williams who are an active ActNOW COVID19 Help Hub partner in Long Beach. They are committed to serving their community members and sharing information related to social services and COVID-19 resources.

Church located:
Temple Baptist Church
2825 E. 10th Street
Long Beach, CA 90804

June 2021 - Christ Our Redeemer (COR) A.M.E. Church

Thank you to Rev. Dr. Ralph E. Williamson and COR Church for being supporters of organization and serving their community. Last year, COR Church's weekly prayer meeting was listed as a spiritual resource on the Stay Informed, Stay Calm Community Resource Guide for Orange County, Los Angeles County, and Long Beach.

Church located:
Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church
45 Tesla
Irvine, CA 92618

May 2021 - Kingdom Life Fellowship Church

Thank you Pastor and Bishop Heller for your support and collaboration in health education in the Lancaster community. Kingdom Life Fellowship Church serves as an ActNOW COVID19 LA Help Hub who share social services information and resources including PPE distribution with their members and community. Thank you for your continued support and willingness to jump in and help those in need.

Church located:
Kingdom Life Fellowship Church
45337 Sierra Hwy
Lancaster, CA 93534

April 2021 - Atherton Baptist Church

Thank you Pastor Harry Weaver and Atherton Baptist Church for your support in community outreach, participation in the Advocacy Bootcamp July 2020, and partnership on giveaways and resource distribution. Thank you for being a committed servant leader!

Church located:
Atherton Baptist Church
2627 W. 116th St.
Hawthorne, CA 90250

March 2021 - Calvary Baptist Church

Pastor Hosea Collins and Health & Wellness Director Zondra Wilson are strong community supporters and collaborators who are dedicated to service. Thank you for your continued support and leadership in your community.

Church located:
Calvary Baptist Church
4081 W. El Segundo Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Signed the smoke-free campus Nov 2019
Community Give – Away Feb 2020
American Heart Association Workshop on Healthier Lungs presented by KOLS March 2020
Healthier Church Challenge winners for the AHA June 2020
Healthier Church Challenge Virtual Award Ceremony guest appearance Grammy award winner and gospel recording artist Tamela Mann July 2020
ActNOWCOVID19 Help Hub Community Partner that holds weekly health workshops from Jan 2021 – March 2021

February 2021 - New Hope Presbyterian Church

Rev. Chineta Goodjoin and New Hope Presbyterian Church are supportive community partners who have collaborated on tobacco advocacy, outreach, and serving the community. Thank you for your continued support.

Church located:
New Hope Presbyterian Church
2580 W. Orange Ave
Anaheim, CA 92804

January 2021 - New Spirit Baptist Church

New Spirit Baptist Church a faith partner of The G.R.E.E.N Foundation for over 8 years consistently supporting the mission of the organization by collaborating with us and financially supporting the program. It is an active collaborative partnership --we support the congregants and host a few times educational events at their place of worship to make it extremely easy for members. Thank you Pastor Clark for your continued support in actively being involved "in community". Thank you New Spirit!

Church located:
New Spirit Baptist Church
701 S. Sullivan Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Collaborative participation
National Earth Day
National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
Locally support tobacco education and advocacy