Monthly Archives: November 2014

Re-VITA-lize Athens by Volunteering to Prepare Taxes

ATHENS, Ga. (November 20, 2014) –Action Ministries Athens will host a training session for volunteers willing to serve in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, an IRS initiative that provides no-cost tax preparation to low-income, elderly, disabled and limited

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Performance Benefits Rockmart and Aragon Transition House

About four years ago, concern for homeless children and their families in the Rockmart and Aragon community led to the founding of the Rockmart and Aragon Transitional House, reported The Polk Fish Wrap on Nov. 25. The house provides a

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Action Ministries Volunteer Larry Trivieri Dedicated Retirement to Serving Others

Lawrence A. Trivieri, 85, retired U.S. Army Colonel, mathematics professor for more than 40 years, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away unexpectedly Nov. 21. He dedicated his retirement to volunteering for others including work with Action Ministries

Posted in Feed the Hungry, News

NGUMC Guest Blog: Why I’ll Never Look at a Bar of Soap the Same Way Again

I’d been working at Action Ministries for about a year, when I received an unusual email request. “I lost my house caring from my elderly mother who is now living in a nursing home,” wrote a man I’ll call Adam.

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NGUMC Guest Blog: What About the Moms Who Can’t?

Last summer, my family was spending a few days together in the North Georgia mountains. My then-9-year-old daughter was having several digestive issues that we had not yet figured out. While spending time with the grandparents usually entails a more

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NGUMC Guest Blog: Blessings and Promises of Hope Disguised as a Simple Sack Lunch

As the dust begins to settle after this blessed summer, and we all have a chance to catch our breath … all we can say is God is good!  And oh boy, is God ever good! With the support of your

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NGUMC Guest Blog: Volunteers Give of Themselves So No One Need Go Hungry

It’s a simple fact of life that we get hungry every day. Some of us are fortunate enough to be able to buy whatever we want to eat.  Others are not so fortunate. In 1989, Oconee Street United Methodist Church

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A Beautiful Dance: Profile of Maxwell House Resident David Hedglin

Please enjoy Eric Johnson’s inspirational article about David Hedglin, a resident of Maxwell House in Augusta. The article, “A Beautiful Dance: Local agencies work together to put the homeless and people with disabilities in a better place,” appeared Nov. 12 in Metrospirit.  Everyone loves a

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Gas South: A Proud Partner of Action Ministries

One morning last June, Gas South employees stopped what they were doing, got up from their desks, and started making lunches. Lots of lunches – more than 1,000 in all. In a few hours, tidy rows of sack lunches, filled

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I Am … a Veteran

Enjoy this touching “I Am” poem written by Pamela Burrell, a U.S. Army veteran and resident of Welcome House. Pamela’s Life-Changing story is one you won’t forget.     I am … caring and understanding I wonder … how my

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