On Sunday, February 14, 2021, Nneka McNeil-Green lost her San Fernando home to a fire. The 4th-year Biology major lived with her mother and three siblings. The devastating loss of their home came just two weeks after Nneka lost her father to a fatal asthma attack.
USC’s Office of Spiritual Development reached out to Nneka to assess her family’s needs, and subsequently coordinated collaborative relief efforts.
Combined with financial assistance to help with any immediate needs, Nneka and her family were temporarily relocated and housed in a fully furnished and stocked apartment at the Married Students Complex.
On Sunday, February 21, 2021, USC’s I-Provide Ministry Team coordinated and assisted a renovation exercise of another property owned by the family but had fallen to disrepair. Collaborating with USC’s I-Provide Ministry Team were Pastor Lyndon Lewis and his wife Alice Lewis, and members of the Rainy Temple SDA Church. This San Fernando congregation also provided food, man-power, and other valuable assistance in helping the family to settle into the new location. The new home is presently being transformed into a livable dwelling, but still does not have basic amenities.
This is an ongoing relief effort and donations towards helping Nneka with scholarship funding, electronic items, appliances, and home furnishings are welcomed. To find out how you can provide assistance, please contact USC’s Office of Spiritual Development at (868) 612-4USC (4872) ext. 1170.