Storm recovery volunteer and assistance coordination kicking off

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin-Spalding Donation Center located at 220 E. Solomon St. will be open to receive donations from 2 to 5 p.m. today. Non-perishable food, toiletries, other personal items and gift cards are requested. No clothing will be accepted. Volunteers will also be in tremendous demand. If you are willing to volunteer, […]

Five Loaves & Two Fish needs Thanksgiving donations

ELAINE KRUGMAN ::: Special Contributor to The GRIP Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry provides groceries for families in need, but they are requesting your help, especially before Thanksgiving, when the demand is the greatest. Would it not be comforting to know when you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner that others in your community […]

Five Loaves & Two Fish Food Pantry needs frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving meals

ELAINE KRUGMAN ::: Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry provides groceries for families in need, but they are requesting your help, especially before Thanksgiving, when the demand is the greatest. Wouldn’t it be comforting to know when you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner that other families in your community would be able to do the […]

Former Salvation Army finance manager pleads guilty to embezzlement of charitable funds

STAFF REPORT ::: Gary Hilliard has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $272,000 from the Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command while serving as its finance manager. “The Salvation Army provides a wide range of charitable programs and services to needy citizens in our community,” said U.S. Attorney John Horn. “Unfortunately, Mr. Hilliard chose to […]