World Vision expands storehouse

World Vision staff (l-r) Tim Baumgarden, director of the storehouse; Gina Worthey, director of community and youth development; and Ryann Kim, marketing and events coordinator are enjoying their new storehouse home at 885 E. 138th in Port Morris during an open house event. - Photo by Adam Bermudez

World Vision’s Bronx Storehouse has moved to a new location at 885 E. 138th Street from nearby E. 136th Street, enabling better service to nonprofit organizations in the borough that benefit from its aid.

On Thursday, June 19, as part of Bronx Week 2008, the organization hosted an open house to showcase the services they offer so many local residents. 

“World Vision’s dedication to improving the lives of our neediest families by providing them with the resources they need to succeed, will be an invaluable contribution to rebuilding New York’s economy and future,” said Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr. 

World Vision is a relief, development and advocacy organization that partners with community-based groups, churches and civic institutions in the Bronx dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice, with locations worldwide.

Nonprofit organizations in the borough and upper Manhattan utilize the storehouse when they need supplies, from paint and tools for improvements, to clothing and medicine for shelters. 

Teachers, who often find it necessary to spend hundreds of dollars out of their own pockets for classroom supplies, can utilize the storehouse to get pens, paper, books and other scholastic materials.

For the 161st Merchants Association, the organization provides vital assistance to its varied neighborhood programs. 

Ann Linsey, a consultant with the association, credits World Vision for the supplies it receives during its end-of-summer Back-to-School Jam and Health Fair, in which needy schoolchildren receive school supplies and backpacks. 

 “World Vision’s support is vital,” she said. 

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