Dismas Charities Orlando And Macon Residents Excel During Training

Orlando residents (from left) Jared James and Timothy Smith graduated from the Core Construction Program at Valencia College. The residents went through a grueling eight-week course where they learned the core essentials of construction and how to operate construction equipment. Both residents received certificates in the field of Core Construction. According to representatives, the program […]

Dismas Charities Macon Becomes Recipient Of Collard Greens

Thanks to the generosity of Limestone Creek Farm in nearby Hawkinsville, Georgia, the Macon program received a large donation of collard greens for the residents to enjoy courtesy of Limestone Owner Chris Fitzgerald (above). The Macon kitchen staff prepared fresh greens for all the residents and stored the rest in the freezer for later. Limestone […]

Dismas Charities Augusta Hosts Blood Drive With Military Help

The Augusta facility collaborated with The Shepeard Community Blood Center to host a Blood Drive. Resident Monitor Lamar Horne and his U.S. Army Platoon – the 1148th Transportation Company – attended to offer support and donate. From left are Staff Sergeant Roderick Simmons, Sergeants’ Michael Bryant and Jeri Fryar, Director Cheryl Frazier, and Sergeants’ First […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Staff Entertain Seniors With Bingo

Savannah staff volunteered their time to operate a Bingo at the Georgia Infirmary Adult Day Center, a facility which helps elderly and physical disabled live independently and is designed to help avoid or delay nursing home placement, decrease hospitalizations and emphasize preventive health care. Staff, which included (standing from left) Resident Monitor Renee Williams, Social […]

For 5th Year: Dismas Charities Macon Holds Love Bags And Lunches Event

The Macon facility held its 5th Annual Love Bags and Lunches event providing the homeless an opportunity to receive toiletry items, clothing and a sack lunch. “To serve the homeless is a very humbling experience because you can tell everyone appeared to be truly grateful,” said Director LaTonja Brown. It is estimated there are around […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Interns Tour Russell Federal Building

Atlanta staff and interns took a tour of the Richard B. Russell Federal Building that offered them the opportunity to learn more about governmental agencies, the federal court system, and the various aspects of the federal criminal justice system. Meetings were held with Chief Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker, who discussed court procedures and ruling […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Hosts Project Hope

The Savannah program hosted their third annual Project Hope event, an initiative that demonstrates their commitment to the community’s homeless population. Staff set up tables at two separate homeless locations and provided lunch, hygiene products, scarves, pillows and blankets to about 50 individuals. Dismas and community partners made donations to make the event a success. […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta staff, Residents Participate In Heart Walk

Atlanta staff and residents participated in the Northwest GA Heart Walk in early November by traversing the 5K route in a show of support and to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke. The Dismas representatives also took part in competitive hula hoop activities and dancing, designed to encourage the attendees to improve their physical […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Donates Backpacks To CASA

The Savannah staff donated 17 backpacks filled with school supplies to Savannah Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an organization that supports abused and neglected children. The CASA program takes a holistic approach of the child’s psychological, physical, and educational needs and well-being to advocate for permanency in the child’s life. Above from left are Administrative […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Participates In National Night Out Event

The Dismas Charities Savannah program participated in the annual observance of National Night Out, an event designed to build relationships between the community and police and heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention. “The event sends a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back,” said Director Katina Wheeler who, […]