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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

FORMERLY HOMELESS TO SPEND MLK DAY

SERVING AT-RISK YOUTH

improving the quality of life for youth and the citizens of underserved communities across this nation

 

Trinity Community Ministries Hosts

African American Youth at Historic Site

 

Atlanta (January 13, 2014) — Trinity Community Ministries, an organization providing transitional housing and rehabilitation to formerly homeless men will host members of 100 Black Men of DeKalb County, an organization made up of community leaders dedicated to improving the quality of life for youth and the citizens of underserved communities across this nation, Monday, January 20, in honor of the MLK Day of Service. Cornelius Stafford, president of the DeKalb County Chapter of 100 Black Men of America and members of the organization’s executive committee will accompany fifteen African American boys to Trinity House-Big Bethel. The group will tour the facility and meet with Trinity’s program residents, formerly homeless men, for an interactive discussion and Q & A session. Trinity House-Big Bethel is located in the building that was formerly Hanley’s Funeral Home, which housed the chapel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s body lay in repose prior to his burial.

“Our residents will have the chance to give back to the community by sharing, with these young boys, their struggles to overcome adversity and move toward recovery and redemption. Many of these boys are growing up in homes absent of men; they don’t have fathers or brothers to talk to, and will benefit from hearing what our men have faced in their lives. What makes this meeting even more significant is that it underscores a key component of our program, promoting empowerment, which captures the spirit of what Dr. King stood for” said Bruce Burney, Executive Director of Trinity Community Ministries. The meeting will take place in the chapel.

Trinity Community Ministries will host 100 Men of DeKalb on Monday, January 20, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. downtown at Trinity House – Big Bethel, 21 Bell Street, Atlanta, 30303. For more information, contact Barbara Hester, Development and Volunteer Services Manager, at barbarah@tcmatlanta.org or 404-577-6651, ext. 244.

ABOUT TRINITY COMMUNITY MINISTRIES, Inc.

TRINITY COMMUNITY MINISTRIES, INC. has operated and provided direct services to the Atlanta metropolitan community since 1981 and was officially incorporated as a 501(c) 3 organization in 1988. Housing and recovery services to homeless men, many of whom are veterans, are provided through two core programs, Trinity House-Big Bethel and Trinity Living.