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Interfaith Compassion Ministry

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)

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    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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      Letters to the Editor

      Randy Yates writes about his time in Oxford and his impressions of the local bar and restaurant scene, asking why Sunday should be treated any differently than the other six days of the week, while the L-O-U Homeless Task Force writes to thank the City of Oxford for supporting the Interfaith Compassion Ministry. (August 17, 2010, Page 4)

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        Shelters, Pantry receive grant money

        Four local organizations that offer emergency food and shelter have been awarded grant money by the local Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board that is made up of local representatives from several nonprofit agencies. (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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          United Way reaches goal

          Despite a down-turn in the economy, the United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County met and exceeded its $425,000 goal for its 2009 campaign, raising a total of $425,732 to be distributed to 16 of its partner agencies. (April 29, 2010, Page 1)

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            Community responds to growing homeless problem

            Several members of the community have not only admitted the reality that homeless and needy persons do, in fact, live in Lafayette County, they have chosen to do something about it. (April 15, 2010, Page 1)

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              Area nonprofits get federal funds

              Local charities trying to meet the needs of growing ranks of homeless and hungry people in the community will get some financial assistance through the federal Emergency Food and Shelter program. U.S. Rep. Travis Childers announced recently that four local organizations will receive $23,603. (January 11, 2010, Page 1)

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