Community Outreach Initiatives

This is the most important program of the Heritage Center, meeting the immediate needs of the
community. We working to develop a Wimauma community awareness committee to be our eyes
and ears to a understanding of the pulse of the community with it’s culturally and economically
diverse subdivisions. We will focus on Health, Spiritual-Wellness, Aging and Employment
Training and Placement. We will partner with other organizations in the area to meet the needs of
our community.


Deodorant – Hand sanitizer
Monthly sanitary pads
Tampex tampons
Intimate cleaning wipes
Chap stick
Carry pouch

(Approx. 10”x 7” Pencil pouch w/zipper and notebook holes)

Mail Items to: Ifi Heritage Center

P.O. Box 533

Wimauma, FL 33598

Call for Pick-Up: 813-729-1010

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Preservation of Black Churches Project

Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church 5909 Vel St. Wimauma, FL

Ifi Heritage Center Inc. is a 501(c)3 certified tax-exempt charitable organization establish in Florida since Jun of 2022. We are inspiring people to celebrate their heritage and culture through diverse performing arts, educational programs and community outreach initiatives. Our passion highlights the significance of cultural preservation and community inclusion, making us an impactful and contributing organization to the town of Wimauma and the Tampa Bay area.

Ifi Heritage Center mission is to lift up and empower black and indigenous people of color through authentic history, performing arts, cultural exhibits, education and community outreach initiatives.

Wimauma, Florida, is situated in the southern-central region of Hillsborough County and has long-standing roots in agriculture and a history shaped by African-American forced free labor, share cropping and land ownership. However, this history has been gradually disappearing as new housing subdivisions and Latino farmworkers population continue to increase in the area. Despite this, elder descendants of the original seven enslaved families still reside in the community. Additionally, there are two historic black church, First Prospect Missionary Baptist Church and Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, originally First and Second Baptist Church of Wimauma, respectively, with continuing congregations that date back to 1898, along with a historically significant black cemetery, with graves dating as far back as 1865.

We are asking for donations and in-kind contributions for the preservation of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church’s, (originally 2nd Baptist Church of Wimauma), Fellowship Hall building. The building was built in 1970 and is in dire need of roof structural replacement (see roof sag in the middle) and interior repair. The Fellowship Hall was built in the footprint of the original wood church built in 1921.

Irvin Shell


Rev. Dr. Doris Shell

Exec. Grant Admin.

Ifi Heritage Center
P.O. Box 533
Wimauma, FL 33598

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