Archives for September 2016

Bomb Squad To Kick It In Kickball League

In mid-July, Del Rio Case Manager Jesus Cuevas (right) met with Greg Torres, League Coordinator of the ABO CoEd Kickball League and presented him with the entry fee check from the Dismas facility. Del Rio will be representing Dismas Charities in the community enhancement youth league under the title The Bomb Squad. Like Us On […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Garden Producing Produce

Tupelo residents have begun enjoying the harvest from their garden. Here (from left) Residents Johnny Riggins, Willie Stevenson, and Queston Skipper can be seen shelling peas. “It’s been wonderful to see residents from all different backgrounds and walks of life work on this garden together as well as see those who had no previous knowledge […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Back To School Event Provides Every Child In local Community With Back-To-School Backpack

In late July, the Atlanta program raised enough money to provide a school supply stuffed backpack to every school-aged child in the Azalea Garden Community. The Barjon Group, a public relations firm representing former Atlanta Resident and Rapper TI, provided volunteers and $500 to the effort. Staff, residents and Community Relations Board members gave out […]

Dismas Charities Clarksburg Holds First Summer Picnic

In mid-July, the Clarksburg facility held their first Summer Picnic. Staff pre-pared chicken, ribs, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, watermelon, canta-loupe, assorted desserts, soft drinks and water. Residents and family members attending played basketball, horseshoes, and corn hole to music provided by Resident Monitor Angela Michaels’ son, Adrian. Clarksburg Baptist Church provided transportation. Like […]

Leadership Group From FCI Big Spring Tour Dismas Charities Midland Facility

On July 21, a Leadership Group of relatively new employees from FCI Big Spring toured the Midland facility. The individuals, none of which had ever toured a residential reentry center or had very little knowledge on the transition from institution to an RRC, were selected by the Warden and came from different departments within the […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Staff “Kicked” In Kickball Game

The Savannah staff went down in flames during a recent kickball game against Bethesda Academy, a private, boarding and day school for young men in grades 6-12. According to Director Katina Wheeler, the Dismas team “thought they were young enough to play against the boys” but discovered that “age played a big factor” in the […]

Dismas Charities Clarksburg Resident Named Employee Of The Month

Clarksburg Resident Dwan Edwards has been named Fairfield Inn Employee of the Month for June 2016. The hard-working Edwards has received flawless reviews from his employers during each monthly employment check, according to Director Kelly Davis. Like Us On Facebook!

Heavy Charleston Rains Activate Dismas Charities Staff

The entire state of West Virginia recently received rainfall unlike any in the state’s recorded history, logging some 10 inches of rain in less than six hours. Officials reported 23 flood-related deaths, hundreds of homes destroyed, collapsed bridges, and entire stretches of roadway being picked up by the force of the water and moved miles […]

Dismas Charities Augusta Open House Draws Over 100 From Numerous Federal, State And Local Agencies

The night before it’s official start, a “Soft Opening” of the new Augusta facility was held and attended by over 100 officials, including Federal Judges, representatives from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, law enforcement officials and local support agencies. Director Cheryl Frazier opened the event, welcomed the attendees and introduced Dismas Vice President of Development […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Staff Participate In AIDS Walk

Eight Dismas Charities Orlando staff and residents participated in the annual AIDS Walk at Lake Eola. “The walk is dedicated to those who have been lost and to those who are currently fighting the battle,” said Director Jerry James. The two-mile walk also included live bands. Like Us On Facebook!