Archives for 2020

Dismas Charities Sioux City, BOP Staff Learn Of K-9 Capabilities

Sioux City Assistant Director Dylan Desmarais (right) and Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Residential Re-Entry Manager Brenda Mort and Contract Oversight Specialist Katie Murdock got the chance to experience the power of a police K-9 unit in early November when they donned a Bite Sleeve in a simulated “take down”. The exercise, performed by Sioux City […]

Dismas Charities Owensboro Residents Attend Iron Conference

Eleven female clients from the Dismas Charities Owensboro Kentucky Substance Abuse Program attended a women’s conference sponsored by Iron Sharpens Iron Ministries, an organization made up of Christ-centered women’s ministries that serve local churches. The three-night conference for women 13 and older, featured inspirational speakers, worship, and women’s ministry exhibitors. Iron Ministries was established to […]

Dismas Charities Charleston Donates To Help Fire Department Purchase Rescue Bags

With the help of the Charleston program, the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department was able to purchase a new set of rescue air bags, used in dangerous emergencies to help lift structures or vehicles. Once inflated, the 20×20 inch bags can lift up to 41,000 pounds, said Jill Oliver-Thornton (left), President of the Jefferson Business Association, […]

Dismas Charities Montgomery Resident Visits With Daughter On Senior Night

Because Montgomery Resident Aaron Reynolds missed so much of his daughter’s life while incarcerated, he was given approval to walk her onto the football field during her high school Senior Night. Director Lakesia Clemons, who approved the reunion, noted that “family reunification and the bond between a daughter and her father are critically important.” Reynolds […]

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Dismas Charities Tupelo Director Helps Lead Brownie Troop

Tupelo Director Tina Johnson (right) has taken on the awesome responsibility of being a co-leader of a Brownie Scout Troop. Together with her childhood friend, Katie Flandro (left), she has been busy helping the eight second and third graders earn their merit badges. The new troop, known as the Shooting Stars, recently earned their Community […]

Dismas Charities Clarksburg Residents Volunteer To Re-Build Service Dog Kennel

When Clarksburg Director Nita Schoonover was asked for help at a local service dog training facility after a storm caused considerable damage, she had no trouble finding resident volunteers. Schoonover explained that counselors actually have a waiting list of residents wanting to work with local community partner, K9s to Furkids. K9s trains service dogs and […]