Suzanne Wilkin, a volunteer for Interfaith Compassion Ministry, said the number of people who have lost their homes in Oxford seems to be rising considering the number of clients who have sought help at ICM.
Wilkin, who moved to Oxford from Maryland with her husband in 1996, has spent more than 10 years volunteering with ICM, an association of 36 area churches who work together to help community members in need.
City officials agreed to hold off on the idea to build a pavilion for a new farmers’ market near the old National Guard Armory on University Avenue after Mid-Town Farmers’ Market board members and aldermen expressed concerns at a work session Monday afternoon. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)
Adele Ford-Bonica writes to ask a pair of questions. One, how can Oxford be considered a food desert? And, two, who will the planned Oxford Farmers’ Market help and who will it hurt? (November 28, 2011, Page 4A)
Local volunteer agencies may soon have a centralized unit after the city received a $40,000 grant to set up. (June 22, 2011, Page 1)
The city of Oxford is seeking a grant to establish a volunteer center that would work with the university and RSVP to develop a more comprehensive volunteer organization for the area. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)
Garden Terrace Homeowners Association turned over the deed to some of its property to the city Tuesday so the land will eventually be transformed into a small neighborhood park. (March 3, 2011, Page 2)