Sunday, February 3, 2013
Members of the Rotary Club of Alpharetta will join fellow Rotarians from Roswell on a Vision Project trip later this month.
The Rotary Club of Alpharetta presented 2,200 pairs reading eyeglasses and other vision items to the Rotary Club of Roswell to help support their upcoming Vision Projects in Honduras. The Alpharetta Rotary Club received the eyeglasses as a donation from a private citizen. Although these were new eyeglasses, they had been stored in open boxes in a warehouse and needed cleaning, polishing, categorizing and packaging. Thirteen new member Rotarians from the Alpharetta Rotary Club volunteered for the task. The team-building event was a great opportunity for the new members to meet, build relationships and have fun while working on this project . Members from the Rotary Clubs of Alpharetta and Roswell will travel to Honduras in late February …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Milton High student Shaun Verma's MDJunior has plans for volunteer students and medical professional in the Central American country.
Monday, January 14
Spring Break for a group of high school and middle school students will be spent out of the country, but not at some resort. The members of MDJunior will head to Honduras with healthcare professionals on a global medical-mentor mission. Shaun Verma, the Milton High student who founded MDJunior, said previous high school attendees call this a life changing experience. And now there is an opportunity for other students to participate. “MDJunior” is a student led 501 ©3 non-profit leadership society, which "Inspires Selfless Service through Mentorship." It focuses on local and global initiatives via its chapters – bringing together health care professionals with middle & high school students, to build a mentoring relationship – all with a …
Friday, November 30, 2012
A man asked about work at a home-based business before pulling out gun and invading the home with another suspect, according to a police report.
A man believed to be an illegal alien from Honduras was arrested by City of Milton police on charges that he allegedly was responsible for a Nov. 21 armed home invasion on Hopewell Road, according to a news release posted on the city's website. The suspect is in Fulton County Jail without bail. Attempts are being made to identify his real name. Police charged the suspect for allegedly taking part in a home invasion the day before Thanksgiving in which a family was held at gunpoint. The homeowners run a business out of their home and on Nov. 21 a man came to their door, asking about employment. When they told him they didn't have anything for him, the man said "Thanks for your time." But then he pulled out a firearm, Captain Shawn McCarty …
Friday, February 24, 2012
A mission trip had 35 members of the local church helping the Honduran people.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Friday, February 24, 2012
Imagine a village so remote that its residents live without electricity or even running water. Thirty-five members of Alpharetta First United Methodist Church don't have to imagine it, they were there. They traveled to Vargas, Honduras, from Feb. 11-18, to serve the Honduran people. One of the team’s main projects was building latrines. Work also included pouring concrete for floors, installing chimneys and mudding a house. In addition, mission team members presented Vacation Bible School to 65 Honduran children. The mission team included the Rev. Dr. Don Martin, senior pastor of the church, and his wife Lisa, Keith Allen, Tammy Allison, Paul Biesiadecki, Fred and Diane Buck, Lacey Dennis, Jeff Dunn, Mark Farrar, Carl Gilbert, Rex and …