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Petitioning 26th Ward Alderman Honorable Roberto Maldonado

Alderman Roberto Maldonado: Support New Life Covenant's New Church Building Project

I strongly support New Life Covenant's new church building project located at 3400 W. Division Street, Chicago, Illinois

Letter to
26th Ward Alderman Honorable Roberto Maldonado
Dear Alderman Maldonado,

I strongly support New Life Covenant's new church building project located at 3400 W. Division Street in Chicago, Illinois.

As you know, NLC is dedicated to addressing the needs of the most marginalized and disenfranchised residents of the Greater Humboldt Park Community and City of Chicago. For the past 12 years, under the leadership of our Senior Pastor, Wilfredo De Jesús, this once small church has grown from a weekly attendance of 120 to over 4,000 with over 100 ministries. As a result of this vast growth, the church decided to rent the auditorium at Roberto Clemente High School to accommodate the growing membership until a property in the community could be purchased and developed. New Life Covenant has not only supported Roberto Clemente High School by providing rental income, but has also invested thousands of dollars in the renovation of the facility as well as the overall education of the students.

After 10 years in Clemente H.S., NLC was able to acquire the Homeline furniture warehouse on Division and Homan as the new location for their state-of the art sanctuary and worship center. The new church will anchor this once blighted and substandard site into a vibrant and architecturally beautiful facility spurring economic development as well as a safety zone in a high crime and drug area. Furthermore, our church is committed to being a good neighbor and working with the local community by engaging in collaborative projects that promote safety, education, food insecurity and health as we do in all the communities we serve. Finally, no government funds will be utilized to develop the building since we are raising funds via private financing and a capital campaign through our membership and supporters.

Thank you for your time and ongoing support of New Life Covenant Ministries.