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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lena Wiley

On the edge

More people in our community are one the edge of being homeless. As a result, several agencies in town are scrambling to help those in need of a home. (September 21, 2014, Page 1A)

ICM a great way to assist those in need

Publisher Tim Phillips takes a closer look at the needs of many in our community and writes that one organization that is making a big difference — but needs assistance — is Interfaith Compassion Ministry. (September 14, 2014, Page 4A)

Homeless cases rise in Oxford

Interfaith Commission Ministry is fighting an uphill battle as more and more Lafayette County residents need help after cut hours during slow summer work schedules caused bills to pile up for many. (September 9, 2014, Page 1, 14)

ICM: Growing needs in Hispanic population

ICM officials say a growing population of Hispanic residents and the under-employed, coupled with a decline in donations, has left the charitable group in need of help. To help ICM continue to meet the needs of our community, Oxford Floral will be holding a tent sale Saturday at its location on Jefferson Avenue. (August 15, 2014, Page 3A)

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)

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