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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lena Wiley

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)

Items being accepted for homeless backpacks

Margaret King is asking the LOU community to help her provide backpacks filled with food and toiletries to the homeless. (June 9, 2011, Page 2)

ICM could get county help

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors discussed several topics at their regular meeting on Monday at the Lafayette County Chancery Building that included getting help for Interfaith Compassion Ministry through legislation; receiving a bus stretcher conversion kits to help transport several people at one time during a catastrophic event, and an update on the Winchester Centerfire plant. (March 8, 2011, Page 5)

More help for the homeless

Homeless Task Force met on Sunday to discuss continued goals and projects already in place and plan for future projects aimed at helping reduce the amount of homeless and displaced persons in Lafayette County. (February 28, 2011, Page 1)

Showing our appreciation to those who help others

Thanksgiving is a time when most of us reflect on, and appreciate all that we have without dwelling on what we don’t have. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes that perhaps we need to spend a bit more time thinking about others who aren’t as fortunate and consider helping those who help others. She suggests, in particular, considering helping the local Interfaith Compassion Ministry. (November 25, 2010, Page 4A)

Fish fry puts dent in homeless hotel bill

Interfaith Compassion Ministry Director Lena Wiley wasn’t sure how much money was brought in from Tuesday’s fish fry fundraiser as of this morning, but one thing she did know for certain — people ate a lot of fish.

“We ran out of fish,” she said this morning. “I think it went really well. I hope it went well.”

The fish fry, held at First Baptist Church’s Family life center, served cat fish and chicken tenders for $10 a plate from 11 to 1 p.m. and then again from 4 to 7 p.m. All the proceeds will go toward ICM, particularly to help pay an outstanding $10,500 hotel bill that ICM owes to the Ole Miss Motel, which works with ICM all year to help house homeless and displaced persons temporarily. (October 20, 2010, Page 1)

Growing homeless problem discussed Sunday

A growing homeless problem is evident in a $10,500 hotel bill racked up by the Interfaith Compassion Ministries which works with the Ole Miss Motel to house displaced persons temporarily.  On Thursday, ICM paid out more than $1,100 toward unpaid rent to help keep families in their home.

A Home Task Force meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the conference room at the Oxford Police Department. Anyone wishing to help find solutions is asked to attend the meeting. (October 8, 2010, Page 1A)

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