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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lena Wiley

Homeless shelter effort moves forward

The LOU Homeless Initiative is taking steps to move forward to creating Lafayette County’s first homeless shelter. (March 21, 2014, Page 1A, 12A)

Homeless seek warmth in restrooms

As the weather gets colder, more homeless people seek nighttime shelter inside the bathrooms at several of Oxford’s parks. (December 13, 2012, Page 2)

ICM: Need up, donations down

Interfaith Compassion Ministry Executive Director Lena Wiley said she is trying to help more people facing being homeless in recent months, but donations are down. (October 19, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

Letters to the Editor

Margaret King writes to thank all of those who’ve worked to make the Backpacks for the Homeless project a big success, while Barbara J. Smith writes to point out those who’ve donated time and money to help The Pantry. (June 15, 2012, Page 4A)

Plates painted with compassion

Ceramic plates painted by local government leaders, University of Mississippi officials, business owners and local artists will be auctioned off Thursday during the first Plates to End Poverty event, sponsored by the UM Homeless Outreach. (November 16, 2011, Page 1)

Christmas Store asks for community’s help

Organizers of this year’s Christmas Store, the nonprofit operation that gives toys to children from low-income homes, are asking for the community’s support, both finanicaly and through volunteerism. (November 7, 2011, Page 3A)

Free flu shots offered for first 250 people at ICM

The first 250 people to show up at Interfaith Compassion Ministry between 2 and 6 p.m. Thursday will receive a free flu shot. (October 19, 2011, Page 12)

Letters to the Editor

Kelly Shannon of Volunteer Oxford writes to point out the local contributions for the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance and show how that helps strengthen the community, while Terry JW Buffington writes to thank those in the community for supporting efforts to re-establish a new shelter for families who are victims of domestic violence. (September 29, 2011, Page 4)

Kayak trip benefits nonprofits

Three men braved the Mighty Mississippi this summer, kayaking the entire 2,300 miles of the river, raising more than $20,00o for Interfaith Compassion Ministry in Oxford. Read about their adventure in today’s EAGLE. (September 8, 2011, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Margaret King writes to thank those who have helped get the homeless backpack project underway. She delivered the first 10 backpacks to ICM and reminds everyone to take part in helping those in need. (June 24, 2011, Page 4A)

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