Archives for November 2015

Bill Ferko Elected Chairman Of Dismas Board of Directors

Bill Ferko, a member of the Dismas Charities Board of Directors since 2013, and who most recently served as its Vice Chairman, was elected Chairman October 26, replacing Don Christensen. Ferko has been a Board member since 2003 serving as Chair of Dismas’ Foundations Board. Tom Moss, one of the longest serving members of the […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we embark upon the Thanksgiving holiday let us celebrate a bountiful harvest of compassion, humility, and understanding. May we always believe and trust in one another so that our strength remains a cornerstone to the good work of Dismas Charities. Let us always be mindful of the light of hope that awakens with each […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Participates In Annual AIDS Walk

In 2015, eight residents, seven staff and family from both groups, participated in the annual AIDS Walk sponsored by the Hope and Health agency, a local HIV clinic. The Orlando facility raised $300 from the sale of baked goods and a “Jean Day” where staff were allowed to wear jeans for a $3 contribution to […]

Diersen Residents Educate Students On Life Stories

Two residents of the Diersen facility recently spoke to 25 girls from the Potter’s House Summer Camp, relating their life stories in an effort to help their guests understand the importance of making the right choices. The Cable Baptist Church-sponsored camp, which is open to those from 5-12 years of age and lasts eight weeks, […]

Regional Vice President Joseph Theriot Honored As Soldier For Life By U.S. Army

On August 22, Regional Vice President Joseph Theriot was honored with a Soldier for Life award at the U.S. Army 1st Armored Division Association’s annual reunion in Tampa. Theriot, a retired 1st Sergeant with the U.S. Army, has been a member of the Association, which represents 1st AD soldiers who have served in all wars […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Feeds Homeless

In 2015 the Savannah (GA) facility donated bread to help the local homeless population in Forsyth Park. Employment Placement Specialist Yusef Curry (right) attended. Like Us On FaceBook

Dismas Charities St. Ann Resident’s Produce Green, Bountiful Harvest

Two St. Ann clients have been hard at work with the massive garden project at the facility. Kitchen Worker David Daniels (right) has worked especially hard breaking enough picked green beans to feed the entire population on several occasions. That totals over 420 servings. Likewise, 6 foot-plus Client Jonathan Acree (left) nurtures and takes great […]

Dismas Charities Montgomery Again Adopts School

For three days in August, Montgomery residents participated in the annual Adopt-a-School Program in which agencies help prepare the learning facility before the start of school. The residents, as in the past, adopted Walter T. McKee Middle School. The residents assisted teachers with moving furniture, lockers, cleaning the student classrooms and bathrooms, painting and hanging […]

Dismas Charities, U.S. Attorney Co-Host Re-Entry Roundtable

On June 30, Dismas’ Savannah (GA) facility co-hosted a round-table with U. S. Attorney Edward Tarver to discuss ways to improve the re-entry transition for convicted felons. Other officials attending were Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson, District Attorney Meg Heap, Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin, Chairman of the County Commission Al Scott and representatives from over 20 […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Donates Back Packs To Boys & Girls Club

On July 31, the Atlanta (GA) facility donated 53 back packs filled with school supplies to the Boys & Girls Club of Adamsville Recreational Center (ARC). Dismas Charities hosted a 2 week Back Pack Drive in order to reach the goal of 50 back packs. With strong support from its residents, the Atlanta program was […]