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TFH Black Belt Coalition Members
A Better Way Grocer’s Mission is to work with underserved communities to support sustainable local food systems and eliminate barriers to healthy food. Their vision is to help cultivate a thriving and healthy community with access to healthy food through communities, provide education and resources to reinforce it. A Better Way Grocers aspires to build a mobile grocery network that assures accessibility, in terms of physical availability and affordability, to people lacking that basic right. They desire to nurture the community and culture of healthy eating through educating and equipping while supporting Georgia farmers and local food networks.
The Alabama Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is a vibrant, Christ-centered community of churches and individuals in Alabama who partner together in renewing God's world through missions and ministry.
The people and churches of Alabama CBF are constantly forming together in two major ways: through holistic mission engagement and by cultivating healthy congregations. We are active around our state through various mission efforts, including a major collaborative mission work in Perry County, Sowing Seeds of Hope. We also help churches connect to the global missions efforts of CBF, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Rev. Lucas Dorian, Coordinator
We exist to help people find the help they need and to build partnerships among the faith communities, helping organizations, healthcare institutions and the people they serve for insure a healthy early childhood for Alabama's childrne
The Alabama Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children will host opportunities for collaboration and conversation between helping agencies to avoid duplication of services and increase awareness of available resources. These conversations will lead to greater understanding of needs as well. Costs for these conferences include speaker fees, venue, food, and transportation if needed.
Our dream is that partners would grow and be more successful in their missions through these efforts.
We believe we were made to love and serve and that is the highest calling Jesus has on our lives and how we walk as disciples. We also know it can be difficult finding ways to meet people who are suffering and plug in to serve. ARM is a bridge to families who need help, mainly in the way of home repairs, and with those who desire to serve. As we build servant leaders, we also want to end substandard housing in Alabama!
Lisa Pierce, Executive Director and Founder
Allendale, South Carolina
The Broad Mission of Allendale Enterprise is:
Generally to promote the economy of the County of Allendale.
Generally to support the well being of the people of Allendale County and to promote community involvement and harmony.
Generally to improve the image of Allendale in the eyes of the rest of the state of South Carolina as well as the Nation.
Generally to provide a positive vision for the future of Allendale.
To build an organization with a reputation for: Absolute Integrity, Innovation, Action, and Commitment.
Allendale, South Carolina
The mission of Allendale County ALIVE is to foster self-sufficiency through the support of programs that enhance the educational, economic, health, housing, and social development of all citizens of Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, And Hampton counties. Allendale County ALIVE strives to deepen our citizen's commitments to each other and our county with kindness, selflessness, and respect.
DeWayne Ennis, Executive Director
Blackville, South Carolina
Blackville CDC works to help a community reach their goals by offering affordable housing, acceptable jobs, and training aimed at improving the community in a holistic nature. As a non- profit organization with almost two decades of experience, we are determined to see the counties of Barnwell, Bamberg, Hampton and Orangeburg thrive.
Evelyn Coker, Executive Director
The mission of the Conetoe Family Life Center, established in 2007, is to improve the health of the youth and community by increasing access to healthy foods, increasing physical activities and providing access to health services. The goal is to change the poverty cycle in families through improving the resources available to families, specifically children. “Change the children by education and opportunity = Change for the family.
Rev. Richard Joyner, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors
We are a fellowship of Baptist Christians and churches in South Carolina who share a passion for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ, a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice, and a heart for missions service. We work with many partners around the state to to carry out our work.
Elizabeth Nance-Coker, Coordinator
Lane Riley, Associate Coordinator
The Crisp/Dooly Fuller Center project serves both Crisp and Dooly counties in GA. The project focuses on building single family homes and specific projects such as ramps and general home repair to increase quality of life in these counties. The project also has a thrift store offering affordable household items and clothes.
Melissa Langford, Executive Director
Cultivate Abundance is a faith-based organization addressing food insecurity and other livelihood challenges in low income, migrant farmworker communities of Southwest Florida and beyond.The mission of Cultivate Abundance is to mobilize appropriate resources to eliminate hunger and enable small-scale food production in vulnerable households and communities.Cultivate Abundance envisions food security for vulnerable households and communities.
Ellen Burnette, Executive Director
Rick Burnette, Program and Technical Director
Since 1992, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia has provided a home for Baptist Christians who cherish basic Baptist beliefs and desire to preserve Baptist freedoms.
CBF of Georgia (based in Macon) joins CBF Global (based in Atlanta) in our desire to network, empower, and mobilize Baptist Christians and churches for effective missions and ministry in the name of Christ.
Jody Long, Executive Coordinator
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Florida is a network of individuals and churches who are dedicated to being the presence of Christ to the most marginalized, first in Florida and the Caribbean, and then the world.
Tammy Snyder, Coordinator
Edgecomb & Hertford Counties, North Carolina
LaCount and Anna Anderson are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel serving in Northeastern North Carolina with Together for Hope, CBF’s rural development coalition, focusing on providing poverty relief and finding more sustainable solutions to systemic poverty. They do this work in a number of ways including food distribution, poverty education, and partnering with other organizations, non-profits and churches who are already addressing poverty priorities.
LaCount & Anna Anderson, CBF Field Personnel
Feeding the Gulf Coast works through member organizations and special programs to provide nutritious food to meet the challenge of feeding people who are hungry as a result of systemic poverty, personal crisis or disaster. Feeding the Gulf Coast is a Feeding America affiliated food bank serving 24-counties throughout south Alabama, south Mississippi, and the Florida Panhandle.
The Fuller Center for Housing, faith-driven and Christ-centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide.
Stacey Driggers, Vice President of U.S. Programs
Hardee County, Florida
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, faith-based housing ministry providing decent shelter for God's people in need. Hardee County Habitat for Humanity is located in Bowling Green, FL and pioneers housing work throughout Hardee County, Florida.
Leslie Long, Executive Director
Sam Fite, Liaison/Advisor
Pastors for Florida Children is a non-partisan statewide group of clergy and laity advocating for fully funded public schools. As people of faith, we have come together in recognition of the God-given potential of each child and the promise of the Florida Constitution for high-quality public schools.
Rachel Gunter Shapard
Rev. James Golden
Pastors for North Carolina Children seeks to connect pastors and congregations across NC to advocate for the public education needs to support NC's 1.4 million school children. Pastors for North Carolina's Children's mission is to mobilize faith leaders to advocate for justice across North Carolina's public eduction system.
Ahoskie, North Carolina
The mission of Roanoke Chowan Christian Women’s Job Corps is to provide a Christian context for women empowerment, in which women in need are equipped not only for employment, but for life.
We are a group of professional and retired women who want other women to reach their goals and gain self-esteem and independence. We offer a positive environment full of encouragement, mentorship, classes, transportation assistance, tuition, access to necessities, a transitional house and more.
Barnwell, South Carolina
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit community development corporation founded in 1976 with the purpose of supporting housing and community needs in rural South Carolina.
Our focus is providing affordable rental and homeownership opportunities; educating and empowering residents through our housing counseling program; creating economic and job opportunities through our Sustainable Warehouse and financial management programs; and increasing the stock of affordable housing through rehabilitation and renovation of existing housing stock.
Beth Overton, Deputy Director
SOWEGA RISING COALITION is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Southwest Georgia, comprised of member citizens and organizations which support the organization’s mission.
Our goal is to facilitate Southwest Georgia’s rise from the bottom of the state to the top of the list of quality of life metrics by empowering individuals and revitalizing communities through rural revitalization, community organizing, education, coalition-building and advocacy in the areas of human and civil rights and social justice, and by increasing citizen engagement in the democratic processes of our state.
Perry County, Alabama
Motivated by God’s love for all people and Christ’s command to care for the vulnerable, Sowing Seeds of Hope exists to promote positive, sustainable, and collaborative community development that benefits the residents of Perry County, Alabama. Our work includes efforts to improve health-related outcomes, housing, and family resources, which include education, economic development, and concrete support.
Frances Ford & Susan Jones