Monthly Archives: January 2016

VITA No-Cost Tax Return Prep Dates Set in Covington for February

Action Ministries in Covington, in partnership with the Covington Housing Authority and Newton Federal Bank, will offer a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in the month of February. The VITA program recruits IRS-certified volunteers to prepare tax returns at no cost to

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Action Ministries Tackling Hunger Through Super Bowl Celebrations

COVINGTON — This year, February’s great American football fest can feature not only the traditional super snacks and refreshments at a Super Bowl party, but also an opportunity for fans to contribute meals for hungry families in the community, reported

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Commissioners OK Spending Changes to Gwinnett’s 2012-2016 HUD Action Plan

Gwinnett County commissioners gave their blessing to change the county’s revised 2012-2016 action plan for two federal programs offered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday, reported the Gwinnett Daily Post on Jan. 19. The county

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Community Invited to Help Collect Data on Homeless Groups on Jan. 26-27

The Atlanta Continuum-of-Care will conduct the 2016 Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count on Jan. 26 – 27. They are asking for help from the community to conduct the homeless count, which is crucial for tracking the success of local efforts to end homelessness in

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Life-Changers Fight Childhood Hunger in Honor of MLK Day of Service

On Jan. 18, the MLK Day of Service, volunteers from Hands on Atlanta and Clorox joined Action Ministries in the Hunger Relief Warehouse to make 500+ lunches for children in South Fulton County. Redemption United Methodist Church distributed the lunches to children who

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Action Ministries Tackling Hunger Through Super Bowl Celebrations

COVINGTON — This year, February’s great American football fest can feature not only the traditional super snacks and refreshments at a Super Bowl party, but also an opportunity for fans to contribute meals for hungry families in the community, reported

Posted in Covington, News

SAP Fights Weekend Childhood Hunger with Action Ministries

On Jan. 13, 38 employees from SAP, including Geoff Maxwell, COO, US Financial Services Division, kicked off the new year by packing 500 SuperPacks at their Buckhead office. The SuperPacks will provide approximately 3,000 weekend meals for local children who receive

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Aaron’s Six Weeks of Giving to Action Ministries Culminates in Technology Center Renovation for Children in the Old Fourth Ward

ATLANTA (January 11, 2016) Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, teamed with Action Ministries to renovate the organization’s computer room at the Action Ministries

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Bank Donates $21,000 to Feed Needy

A local branch of a Georgia bank was the chief donor in a drive to feed the hungry this Christmas, reported the Times-Georgian on Dec. 24. The Tallapoosa branch of the Bank of North Georgia — located aside Piggly Wiggly

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Regaining the Human Element

Enjoy this guest blog post and book review written by Courtney Jackson, AmeriCorps VISTA at Action Ministries. “What do you think of when I say, ‘the homeless?’” said Donna. “They’re lazy?” a girl said, as if her answer were a question. “Probably

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