LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Wells Fargo launched an advertising campaign in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times featuring Bishop Charles Blake, pastor of West Angeles Church of God in Christ (COGIC) and Presiding Bishop of the 5th largest denomination in the world. Blake and West Angeles COGIC have partnered with Wells Fargo to make significant improvements in the urban Los Angeles community wherein the 5,000 seat West Angeles COGIC Cathedral resides.
The high-profile advertisement* in the Los Angeles Times demonstrates Wells Fargo’s recognition of Blake and West Angles CDC’s commitment to develop and improve their community. “Wells Fargo Bank has been a committed partner to West Angeles Community Development Corporation. For over 20 years, Wells Fargo Bank has demonstrated strong support for our programs in homeownership, financial capabilities and small business development here in South L.A.,” Grant D. Power, Executive Director, West Angeles CDC.
West Angeles CDC, with the support of numerous corporate partners, have developed over 400 units of housing, and commercial property, including West Angeles Plaza, in the inner city of Los Angeles. It has initiated and implemented scores of civic, social, financial and educational programs that have assisted thousands of congregants and Los Angeles County residents. “The primary benefit of a mega church is that is has resources to initiate programs that are conceived for the work for the advancement of the community,” said Bishop Blake.
West Angeles CDC newest development initiative will provide modern housing for senior citizens in the Los Angeles Community. Blake and West Angeles COGIC are in the midst of a capital campaign to develop the West Angeles Family Life Center which will provide educational, medical, financial, social and recreational resources to its congregants and community-at-large. “With the development of the Family Life Center, our goal is to leave a stable, future ministry legacy for the community, strengthen the fiber of the church’s outreach to men, women, children, and families in the community, and to further impact the nation and world for Jesus Christ,” stated Bishop Blake.
*UPDATE: The Wells Fargo advertisement featuring Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake appeared in electronic billboards over New York’s Times Square on June 2, 2016.
About West Angeles CDC:
The mission of West Angeles Community Development Corporation is to increase social and economic justice, demonstrate compassion and alleviate poverty as tangible expressions of the Kingdom of God through the vehicle of community development.
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SOURCE West Angeles Community Development Corporation