Greene Lamp Successes
Mirah Ward Story
Mirah Ward is a 29-year-old mother of 2 children who the WIOA program assisted through the Finish Line Grant Program. Mirah was referred to me in early March by Zomar Peter from Craven Community College. She was enrolled into the Nurse Aide1 program and due to the program requiring that she be a full-time student Mirah had to take a demotion at work and pay cut so she could get her required training hours. Ms. Ward told me that she needed assistance with getting her energy bill paid and up to date, I could tell that she was really motivated to finish school. WIOA paid Mirah’s Duke Energy bill and we also assisted her with the North Carolina State Certification testing which she passed and now has her Nurse Aide1 certification. Mirah is now enrolled into the Nurse Aide2 class and WIOA will be assisting her with tuition, books and supplies for the class.
North Carolina Community Action Hall of Fame 2019
Faye Taylor & Sandra Nobles
On May 16, 2019, Ms. Faye Taylor and Mrs. Sandra Nobles was inducted in to the North Carolina Community Action Hall of Fame( NCCAA Hall of Fame). They were recognized at the Annual NCCAA Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon for their contributions made to community action agencies and their years of service. They both had families members in attendance as well as their Greene Lamp Family to witness the occasion. Thank You Ladies and congratulations on a job well done!
Hurricane Florence Will Not Break Me Down
Alicia Halso Success Story
Alicia Halso working inside a storage shed owned by the Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries in Wallace, NC. You see, even after 9 months from when Hurricane Florence first devastated Eastern Carolina, there still exists a number of people who still require assistance with their recovery. Duplin County is just one such area still with several hundred families displaced due to the devastation to their homes.
Ms. Halso suffered personal loss from Hurricane Florence when her thrift store, Alicia’s Attic located in Chinquapin, NC, was severely damaged and still remains closed. Alicia qualified for employment with the Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Employment Program. She now works as a Greene Lamp employee for the Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries as a Warehouse Worker, managing an inventory of donated items received and to be distributed to members of the local community who are recovering from Hurricane Florence. Alicia is happy to be working again, and says she particularly likes helping others in need.
In life we achieve many great things. The purchase of our first home, marriage to a life long friend or the birth of our children just to name a few. One accomplishment that stands out among the best is achieving an educational goal. Let’s take a few moments to congratulate all of our recent graduates for their hard work, dedication and achievement.
We honor you 2019 Graduates!