Monthly Archives: June 2014

Action Ministries Accepting AmeriCorps VISTA Applications by July 6

We are currently accepting applications to join our team by becoming an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) and making a one-year volunteer commitment that includes a modest living allowance. We are accepting applications now, which MUST be completed

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Gas South Employees Team Up for Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

ATLANTA — Gas South employees and their families formed assembly lines over two days to make 1,000 sandwiches for Smart Lunch Smart Kid, reported Jennifer Leslie of WXIA/11Alive today. The program by Action Ministries served more than 42,000 summer lunches for hungry children across

Posted in Atlanta, News, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Program Off to Strong Start

ATLANTA — With the work of 1,000 volunteers, the Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program by Action Ministries has served more than 42,000 summer lunches for hungry children across North Georgia in its first three weeks, reported Jennifer Leslie of 11Alive News today. That’s

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Action Heroes and Life-Changers Attend NGUMC Annual Conference

Action Ministries attended the 2014 NGUMC Annual Conference last week at The Classic Center in Athens, Ga. The theme of conference was “Together, We Make Disciples” with a special focus on children and youth. The Action Ministries booth featured a

Posted in Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Feed the Hungry, Gainesville, Housing, News, Rome, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Action Ministries and WellCare of Georgia Appear on Atlanta & Company

Make a sandwich, make a difference! Action Ministries and WellCare of Georgia appeared on the show Atlanta & Company today to discuss childhood hunger in Georgia. The Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program has delivered 40,000 lunches to hungry children so

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Winning the Kudzu Wars

This Father’s Day, I started the day by cooking breakfast for my girls.  My wife and I took a walk in the mountains. Then I settled in to do serious battle. With whom? Or what, as the case may be?

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Windows of Opportunity: Action Ministries Helps Georgians Realize Their Full Potential

The following article by Dan Curran, president of Curran Public Relations, appeared in this month’s issue of Georgia Magazine. When the economy took a nosedive, Jack, of Athens, found himself facing a perfect storm. He had spent two years taking care of his dying mother

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Georgia Homelessness on Decline

Good news for Georgia – statewide homelessness is on the decline! In May 2014, the National Alliance to End Homelessness released “The State of Homelessness in America 2014,” which provides insight into nation and state trends in homelessness. Though homelessness

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Alumnus and Bulldog 100 Honoree John Moeller Jr. Works to Lead Georgians Out of Poverty

Georgia has the third highest poverty rate in the nation, and about 20 percent of Georgians live in hunger-threatened households. On any given night, about 28,000 people are homeless in Georgia, half of whom are children. These startling statistics have

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Butts County Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Program Recognized

The Jackson City Council on Tuesday, June 3, issued a series of proclamations recognizing organizations and observances, the Jackson Progress-Argus reported June 9. The council first recognized the Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program and Action Ministries Inc. which, in cooperation with

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