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On the march again

"On the march again" Continued...

Issue: "Effective Compassion," Sept. 1, 2007

Inside the red brick building clean, carpeted halls lead to classrooms with white walls, some with Scripture verses on them. Two labs with 30 computers available for the organization's use are down the hall from the brightly painted walls of a youth area. Seventy trained volunteers are ready to go, including three graduates of the downtown center: Ferguson said she was especially thrilled to see them and realize that "they want to give back."

Colorful handprints from last year's volunteers cover a banner behind the receptionist's desk at the downtown site. "Thank you 2006-07 Volunteers," it says across the top. Sumrall said she believes the ministry is growing "because there are women crying out for help in our community. We can grow because volunteers are coming forward. . . . What we're all here for [is] to see women transformed."

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