The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently approved increasing the amount of money the Plus One Program can offer to elderly or disabled Oxford Electric customers who are having trouble paying an electric bill. (March 8, 2012, Page 1)
Lafayette County has been awarded $18,091 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. (July 29, 2011, Page 1A)
Gov. Haley Barbour declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday for Lafayette County after severe storms ripped through the area, destroying homes, businesses and claiming the life of an Oxford man. Organizations have mobilized to the affected areas, offering food, clothing and comfort. (April 28, 2011, Page 1)
The Oxford Salvation Army has a brand spankin’ new home thanks to a local builder who wanted to design a building that would fill the needs for the organizations that works so hard to fill the needs of others.
On Tuesday, director Lisa Coleman cut the red ribbon at the grand opening of the new building that was constructed in three months time. The new Salvation Army is located at 2647 West Oxford Loop. (February 10, 2011, Page 1)
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)
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)
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)