Michael Buerkel Hunn elected next bishop of Diocese of the…

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest People The Rev. Michael Buerkel Hunn[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Michael Buerkel Hunn, canon to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry for ministry within the Episcopal Church, was elected May 5 to become the next bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande at the Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque, New Mexico.The slate of three candidates included Hunn; the Rev. Lucinda Ashby, canon to the ordinary for the Diocese of Idaho; and the Rev. Simon Charles Justice, rector of Church of the Good Samaritan, Corvallis, Oregon.Hunn was elected on the third ballot. The diocesan constitution and canons require a majority, determined by the total number of those eligible to vote, in the lay and clergy orders on the same ballot.Of the total (103) eligible canonically resident clergy, 52 represented a quorum and were required for an election. Of the total (204) eligible lay delegates, 103 represented a quorum and were required for an election.Hunn received 55 clergy votes and 141 lay votes.After the bishop-elect receives the canonically required consent of a majority of the Episcopal Church’s diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction, Curry will ordain and consecrate the new bishop Nov. 3 in Albuquerque.In accepting the election, Hunn expressed his thanks to Bishop Michael L. Vono, the current bishop, for his leadership of the diocese. “I feel a great sense of humility to be following you as God’s servant in the Diocese of the Rio Grande,” Hunn said. “I know you love your people, and I want you to know I will love them faithfully and care for them with every capacity God gives me. I am also grateful to begin this ministry at this moment — when you have done so much to heal, reconcile and build trust over the course of your episcopate.”Hunn also told the members of the diocese that he feels “such love and gratitude as we look forward to our future together. I am giving thanks for so much we cannot yet see — the relationships we will build and the ministry we will share — the joy, tears and opportunities. I am also feeling at least some nervous expectation.”The Diocese of the Rio Grande encompasses 154,000 square miles, including the state of New Mexico and far West Texas from the Pecos River to the border with Mexico along the Rio Grande River, and has 63 congregations with 15,000 members.Hunn said that he and his wife, the Rev. Meg Buerkel Hunn, assistant rector at Christ Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, “are eager to begin making a home among you in a few short months.” The Buerkel Hunns have three children, Dexter, Murphy, and Dosie.The bishop-elect grew up in New Mexico and Texas. In 20 years of ordained ministry, he has served as a parish priest, school chaplain, college chaplain and canon to Curry when the latter was bishop of the Diocese North Carolina. In his current job, he supports the presiding bishop’s ministry, serves as director of communications and oversees other key departments. He led the transition team as Curry became presiding bishop and led a staff-wide restructure and culture-transformation process, according to his biography on the Rio Grande website.While he was a canon to the ordinary in North Carolina, he designed and led diocesan systems in the areas of congregational support and development, youth ministry, pastoral response, transition ministry, clergy discipline, misconduct prevention training, priestly ordination process and conflict transformation.Hunn is also a lecturer, keynote speaker and preacher on subjects such as public speaking, nonviolent communication, canon law, stewardship and nonviolent approaches to conversations about race.Ordained in 1996, Hunn first served The Kent School in Connecticut as chaplain, head baseball coach and chair of the theology department. He went on to serve as senior associate rector of the Church of the Holy Comforter in Kenilworth, Illinois, and as Episcopal chaplain to Davidson College and associate rector of St. Alban’s, Davidson, North Carolina.He holds degrees from Middlebury College (Bachelor of Arts in history and religion) and Cambridge University (Master of Arts in theology) and a Certificate of Advanced Theological Study from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Most parent-friendly charities revealed by Guardian

first_imgHowever, the Guardian described the charity sector as surprisingly mediocre at supporting its working parents given its underpinning of social values. The paper says that even at the better performing charities maternity pay was nothing special, or had strings attached.Cancer Research UK came into the ‘Poor in sector’ category apparently because of its ‘early return option’ which gives mothers the option of returning to work 17 weeks after starting maternity leave and having 17 weeks at full pay, rather than 13 weeks’ at full pay and 26 weeks on statutory maternity pay. Other charities that don’t make the grade for the Guardian are British Heart Foundation and RNLI. An ‘out of the running’ category lists Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and RSPCA. Tagged with: Management AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Save the Children UK is the most parent-friendly charity in the UK to work for, according to a new survey by the Guardian which covers a range of sectors individually.Also deemed ‘above average’ are the NSPCC, Oxfam, RSPB, Wellcome Trust, National Trust, Unicef UK and Leonard Cheshire.Save the Children hits the top spot because it offers better SMP arrangements than the legal requirements plus childcare vouchers and flexible working. Advertisement  75 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 30 July 2007 | News Most parent-friendly charities revealed by Guardianlast_img read more

Build My App 2019 offers to build a not-for-profit app for free

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis36 2018’s winnerLast year’s Build My App competition received more than 50 entries. The winner was the charity Signalong, and in the three days of London Tech Week Studio Graphene built the charity an app, which enables people to take a photo of an object and then learn the sign language for that item.Studio Graphene runs the Build My App initiative to show how organisations in the third sector can effectively harness the power of technology to improve the way they engage with wider civil society in a cost-effective manner. The company believes that affordable and accessible digital solutions can help organisations become more sustainable in the long-term.Ritam Gandhi, Founder and Director of Studio Graphene, said: “Tech is undoubtedly a force for good, enabling people to do things that were previously thought impossible. But we’re yet to see the full benefits that can be offered from tech in addressing social issues. “Build My App aims to change all this. Not only are we passionate about building an amazing not-for-profit app that can deliver positive social change, but we want to show individuals and organisations that brilliant tech products can be developed in a cost and time effective manner. We’re delighted with the response of the inaugural Build My App competition and are delighted to bring it back in 2019 – I look forward to seeing the ideas that are entered this time around!” Tagged with: app mobile win  368 total views,  2 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  369 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis36 London-based tech agency Studio Graphene is once again running its Build My App competition, offering to build a not-for-profit app free of charge.Last year’s Build My App competition saw Studio Graphene develop the Signalong app to help teach people sign language for everyday objects.This year the firm is inviting people to propose their not-for-profit app idea that will “help bring about positive social change”.Applications will be judged on how well thought-out, simple and effective the proposition is, and their potential to deliver immediate and positive change. Studio Graphene will select one idea and build the app for free.Applications are invited from the general public, entrepreneurs, startups or innovation teams from larger organisations. Entries to Build My App are open now and close on Friday 29th March. The winning idea will be announced on Friday 5th April. Howard Lake | 12 March 2019 | News Build My App 2019 offers to build a not-for-profit app for freelast_img read more

RSF urges Kosovar authorities to protect journalist after death threats

first_img August 18, 2017 Find out more Follow the news on Kosovo KosovoEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses News “UCK hunting” – title of Gazeta Express’s documentary. Kosovar investigative journalist assaulted in Pristina Help by sharing this information to go further KosovoEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the death threats, insults and baseless accusations that have been levelled against Leonard Kerquki, the editor-in-chief of the Gazeta Express website, since a documentary he directed was premiered on the site on 23 October. The documentary, for which Kerquki also did the voiceover, addresses a rarely discussed aspect of the Kosovo War of 1998-2000 – atrocities against Serbian and Bosniak minorities. The day after it was screened, a photomontage of Kerquki with his forehead riddled by bullet holes in Serbian colours was posted on the Facebook page of the Kosovo Liberation Army (UCK), a paramilitary group that opposed the Serbs during the war. The UCK is accused in the documentary of carrying out war crimes against civilians in the name of Kosovar patriotism. “We condemn this public lynching of Leonard Kerquki and we call on the authorities to quickly adopt measures to protect this journalist and his colleagues,” RSF programme director Lucie Morillon said. “We also call for an investigation with aim of identifying those responsible for these threats and bringing them to trial.” The documentary was the second in a new series of documentaries and investigative reports about Kosovo’s contemporary history recently launched by Gazeta Express, an Albanian-language news portal. Kosovo is ranked 90th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. October 26, 2016 – Updated on October 27, 2016 RSF urges Kosovar authorities to protect journalist after death threats Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage RSF_en News June 29, 2020 Find out more Organisation Concern about investigative reporter’s disappearance in Serbia June 14, 2018 Find out more News Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

Pleased with peas

first_imgLinkedin NewsPleased with peasBy admin – February 13, 2009 535 Print Facebook WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleUnited IrelandNext articleThe expert view admin Email Pleased with peasMOST of you will have the plans for this your Valentines weekend completely sorted and will be in the throws of it come Saturday evening, (cooking that is). So moving on, here’s some great ideas for the humble pea. Granted, you may not all like at once but do give them a try as the ease of preparation is only beaten by the taste the final dish gives.Chilled Pea VichyssoiseWHAT YOU NEED400g frozen petit pois1 leek roughly sliced, washed to remove all grit2 spring onions2tbsp butter1 litre good vegetable stock280ml double cream75ml crème fraicheSea salt and freshly ground black pepper Optional garnish: 4 slices prosciutto roughly chopped Chopped chivesWHAT TO DOMelt the butter in a saucepan. Add spring onion and leek, cover and cook for 4 minutes. Add petit pois and stock. Bring to the boil and simmer uncovered for approximately 5 minutes. Add the cream and pour the soup into a blender and process until smooth. Adjust seasoning. Chill for 2-3 hours.To serve: ladle soup into bowls and garnish with a good dollop of crème fraiche.Optional: scatter over the chopped prosciutto ham and garnish with chopped chives.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter Seafood and pea Paella WHAT YO NEED300g frozen garden peas1 tbsp olive oil½ fennel, sliced thinly1 leek, chopped2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped1 courgette, diced600g mixed fish (e.g.: squid, haddock, monkfish, hake) 10 king prawns24 mussels4 large tomatoes, skinned and chopped300g brown rice½ tbsp paprikaA few strands of saffron soaked in 50ml warm water1 tbsp flat leaf parsley750 ml vegetable stockSea salt and freshly ground black pepperWHAT TO DOHeat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the garlic, fennel and leek and fry gently for 1 minute. Sprinkle in the paprika add the tomatoes and stir well. Add the rice, saffron liquid, stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 25 mins until the rice is nearly cooked then add the fish and diced courgette stirring into the rice and cooking for three minutes then add the peas, mussels. Add the Tiger prawns, half of the parsley and a little more stock if necessary. Bubble gently until the liquid has been absorbed and all the fish is cooked. Serve with wedges of lemon and black pepper and garnish with the remaining parsley.Pea Ice CreamAT first I wasn’t too sure about this until I tried it but the surprise that I got when I tasted the surprisingly sweet peas was worth offering it to you to try.Good quality vanilla ice-cream, drizzled with mint flavour honey (or honey with fresh mint chopped through it), and topped with blanched peas refreshed in cold water.last_img read more

Top OHS students honored at luncheon

first_imgHome Local News Education Top OHS students honored at luncheon Odessa High School.Ector County ISD. 1 of 2 Local NewsEducation Top OHS students honored at luncheon Facebook WhatsApp With parents, teachers and administrators in attendance, Odessa High School’s top 10 students were honored with a luncheon in the school’s performing arts center.The students may have different goals and destinations, but they all worked hard to get where they are.Three of the 10 are Nathan Sanchez-Juarez, Katelyn Dockall and Jonathan Dominguez, all 18 years old.Sanchez-Juarez will be attending Texas A&M University to study petroleum engineering. Summer Spaghetti SaladCreamy Fruit SaladVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Top Ten students and their families share lunch. Odessa High School Top Ten luncheon. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Twitter OCA top 2 were ESL students By admin – May 18, 2018 Dockall also intends to become an Aggie to study animal science and go into veterinary medicine while Dominguez is heading to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to study political science and ultimately become a lawyer.Sanchez-Juarez, who is No. 9, said he’s known his rank since junior year.“But I kind of prayed I’d stay up there and I wouldn’t be bumped off,” he said.He added that he didn’t know about the class rankings until he was in ninth grade at Ector Middle School.“I was No. 3 at the time,” Sanchez-Juarez said. “It wasn’t really a goal I set out to do; I just kind of fell into it, but once I knew about it in junior year I kind of tried a little harder.”As a senior project, he and Dockall organized a color run that raised $624 for Hope House, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for patients during cancer treatment by providing lodging and services, its website says.He said graduation has been a long time coming.“I’m excited, but I’m kind of scared to leave after all this time,” Sanchez-Juarez said.Dockall said she thought being in the top 10 was “pretty cool,” but she did want to stay up in the rankings so she had to keep her grades up.She said it taught her the value of hard work.Dominguez said it’s exciting to be in the top 10 and he set out to be in the mix, just because he thought it would be “cool.”Mauricio Marquez, who is wrapping up his first year as OHS principal, said he was impressed with this group of students.“It’s just an amazing group of young men and young ladies. I couldn’t be prouder of a group of kids. … Like I said at the board meeting the other night, they have had so many accomplishments. They’re involved in so many extracurricular activities; they hold jobs,” Marquez said.“What I said the other day was I love this group of kids because they’re more than just a GPA. They are already contributing members to our society because all of the programs and all the different volunteer work and charities that they’ve been involved in. (It’s) truly an amazing group of kids and I’m truly blessed to have been a part of their last year here at Odessa High.”He estimated the senior class at 600 students.Marquez said his first year has been a great experience.He added that he wants to show students that anything is possible if students work hard and challenge themselves.Marquez noted that education is something no one can take away from you.“And ultimately, it’s their ticket to many, many opportunities in the future,” he said.More Information Facebook Pinterest Nathan Sanchez-Juarez and their family share lunch. Odessa High School Top Ten luncheon. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Pinterest Nathan Sanchez-Juarez and their family share lunch. Odessa High School Top Ten luncheon. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) WhatsApp Twitter Registration set for engineering camp Noel earns award Previous articleNo foul play suspected in missing woman’s deathNext articleMemorial service honors fallen officers admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Councillors question lack of major concerts at Letterkenny Leisure Centre

first_imgNewsx Adverts Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Councillors question lack of major concerts at Letterkenny Leisure Centre Google+ Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleWork to start on long awaited wastewater plantNext articleDonegal bound buses targetted by Strabane stone throwers News Highland There are calls for more local input in to the management of the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny after claims it is underperforming in terms of attracting major events and concerts.At this months Letterkenny Town Council meeting it was claimed that not enough major events are being hosted at the multi million euro development with one councillor pointing the finger at the centre’s Dublin based management.Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh raised the issue – he says the council should be getting more of a return for its significant investment:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/kav830.mp3[/podcast] Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img WhatsApp Google+ Facebook By News Highland – July 13, 2010 Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Jury in trial of John Brown to resume deliberations this morning

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Jury in trial of John Brown to resume deliberations this morning Google+ Facebook Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 24, 2014 Pinterest The jury in the trial of John Brown, the brother of Eurovision winner Dana, will resume its deliberations this morning.The 60 year old is accused of five counts of indecent assault against two underage girls in the 1970s.The jury of six men and six women were sent out to consider a verdict yesterday evening, after the judge summed up the case at Harrow Crown Court.He told the jurors to take “a coolly analytical approach” and not to get involved in “emotional expressions”. Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme News WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Previous articleGAA Programme catch up- listen back to Wednesday’s showNext articleRiver Foyle dolphin in Strabane dies News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Delhi HC Restrains Publication Of Advertisements Linking ‘Corona Beer’ With ‘Coronavirus’ [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Restrains Publication Of Advertisements Linking ‘Corona Beer’ With ‘Coronavirus’ [Read Order] Karan Tripathi22 Jun 2020 9:57 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has passed injunction, till the next date of hearing, in favour of the company that manufactures Corona Beers in a case alleging disparagement by Facebook posts linking the brand with coronavirus. The Single Bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher noted that the plaintiff’s statutory and commercial interests will get jeopardised if an ad interim injunction is not granted in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court has passed injunction, till the next date of hearing, in favour of the company that manufactures Corona Beers in a case alleging disparagement by Facebook posts linking the brand with coronavirus. The Single Bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher noted that the plaintiff’s statutory and commercial interests will get jeopardised if an ad interim injunction is not granted in its favour. The Plaintiff (CERVECIRIA MODELO DE MEXICO, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.), who is the manufacturer of the Corona Beer brand, was aggrieved the fact that the defendant, Whiskin Spirits, has taken out advertisements on the social media platform i.e. Facebook which likens the plaintiff’s product with Coronavirus. While noting that the Plaintiff has established a prima facie case for disparagement, the court observed that balance of convenience also appears to be in favour of the plaintiff given the extent and nature of its market qua the aforementioned product.Therefore, the court held: ‘In the meanwhile, till the next date of hearing, the defendant, its employees, agents, officers, affiliated entities and all others acting for and on its behalf are injuncted from reproducing, broadcasting, communicating to the public, screening, publishing and distributing the impugned advertisement on any media or platform including the social media platforms.’ The Plaintiff in this case was represented by Advocates Pravin Anand, Shantanu Sahay, Aasish Somasi and Rohan Sharma.Click here to download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Local church sponsors mobile pantry

first_img Book Nook to reopen Corey Welch, Montgomery Food Bank warehouse manager, said many of the products donated are the result of over-production or products that are close to the ‘use by’ date.“Grocery markets don’t want to accept products that are close the expiration date, so we get a lot of those,” Welch said. “They are not past the expiration date but close to it.”The Montgomery Food Bank serves a 12-county district and, through partner agencies, conducts two Mobile Pantries a week.“The Mobile Pantry is like a Band-Aid to a community,” Kearns said. “It doesn’t supply a need, it just fixes it for a while. Each participant today received between 75 and 100 pounds of food.”On-site food pantries are needed to meet the long-term needs of the community, Kearns said.“A food pantry extends an arm to the community by making food available on a continuous basis,” she said. “We need churches and agencies that will be willing to come to Montgomery and pick up food to stock these local food pantries, as well as those that will partner with us to bring the Mobile Pantry to their site.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Rock Building debate continues At one time, the Pike County Commission was ready to make renovations to Troy’s historical Rock Building. Another time, they… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:30 pm Saturday, January 24, 2009 Email the author Skip Local church sponsors mobile pantry Bush Memorial Baptist Church reached out a caring arm to the community Friday by helping to provide food to area families during difficult economic times.The church partnered with the Montgomery Food Bank to bring its Mobile Pantry to Troy and 120 families benefited from the food distribution.Kathy Gibson, church secretary and event coordinator, said the families were selected through an application process made available through the local Department of Human Resources and the Public Health Department. “That’s an indication of the need here in the Troy area,” he said. “So, there is a need for this type ministry here.”Jolene Kearns, Montgomery Food Bank program fundraising coordinator, said the foods for the area food bank are donated by local and national food companies.“We have foods here that were donated by Kelly’s, Tropicana, Dole, Nabisco, Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls and many others,” Kearns said.“What we have to provide through the Mobile Pantry depends on what is donated, so it varies.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article “To qualify for participation, individuals had to meet at least one of five eligibility requirements,” Gibson said.The requirements were proof of eligibility to receive food stamps, eligibility for aid to families with dependent children and eligibility to receive supplemental security income and income at or below the poverty level and special circumstances such as fire or injury.The Rev. Otis Darrah, church pastor, said there were at least three times as many applicants as could be accepted.last_img read more