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Montgomery County Volunteer Stars Award Recipients Named


Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Congratulations to Mallory Fundora, David Wesner and Serenity House Women’s Shelter for being selected the Montgomery County recipients for the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards.

Fundora, the Youth Award recipient, is a child with a passion and vision like no other. At age 11 Mallory saw an issue, the many needs of the children of Uganda, and decided to create her own non-profit organization, Project Yesu, and focus on helping those children.

The first need she identified was children wanted education, but the costs were prohibitive. «Read the rest of this article»

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Alley Poet’s Pen: Providence in Franklin: “Turning the Tables on Greed and ‘Tuning Up’ the Power of Giving”


Sandee Gertz - Author/WriterNashville, TN – Generous to a fault. Treats you like you’d like to be treated. Classic looks and charm. Biblical beliefs but not preachy. Loves hugs.

Sound like an ad in an online dating service? Or perhaps language that would be well-served for a non-profit organization?

The description certainly doesn’t display the typical characteristics of a company in an industry known more for greed, rather than generosity—one that includes another billion-dollar industry within itself to advocate for consumers and to protect them from being taken.

Simon Lawrence, working with a child in Uganda.

Simon Lawrence, working with a child in Uganda.

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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to feature geography professor’s field work in Uganda


Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University geography professor will discuss her field work in Uganda last summer as part of the next Provost Lecture Series session at APSU.

Dr. Christine Mathenge, associate professor of geography, will speak at 3:00pm, Thursday, February 23rd in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public.

The title of her talk is “HIV/AIDS and patterns on the landscape.” «Read the rest of this article»

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