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The establishment in 2014 of the new nonprofit corporation — New Journey Community Outreach, Inc. (NJCO) — was an immediate response to the closing of New Journey United Methodist Church (which merged with West Lawn United Methodist Church). NJCO has assumed responsibility for continuing the essential food and clothing services provided for low-income persons by “the yellow church” which served as a leader for social outreach programs in Southwest Reading for the past five decades. NJCO has been incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and has been designated as a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Given the high poverty rate in Reading (one of the highest in the country for cities with a population of 65,000+), NJCO is proud to continue the rich legacy and provide charitable programs and services for low and moderate-income persons in the Reading, PA community.

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