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Community group counts 400 homeless children in Jackson County
(Mississippi Public Broadcast, July 10) Mississippi has about 12,000 homeless children. MPB’s Rhonda Miller reports a Jackson County group is working to cut the number down one family at a time.
Inside the comfortable one-story house in Escatawpa, Jim Tooley teaches a song to 14-year-Sean, whose family is homeless.
This house is the home of Family Promise of Jackson County. Tooley is director of the non-profit that helps parents get jobs and families get into stable housing. Meanwhile, Tooley makes sure children don’t suffer the negative effects of homelessness, like poor health.For the rest of the story about the retired Nazarene minister, click here.
WNZR powers through storm
Mount Vernon, Ohio
(Mount Vernon News, July 14) There’s something to be said about living up to one’s name. And following the violent windstorm that blew through Mount Vernon and Knox County on June 29, staff members of WNZR-FM certainly did just that.
Adopting the nickname of The Lifeline many years ago, students and staff of Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s radio station were a saving grace to many of their listeners after electric power was knocked out across the area.
Although WNZR is a college radio station, it has always been the staff’s goal to serve the community as well. That goal was seen as a real opportunity as listeners on battery-powered or generator-powered radios were able to tune in to WNZR’s broadcast and gather a wealth of emergency information, even though electric service had been cut off.
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