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Former Hickory Resident Runs Boston Marathon to Support Exodus Homes

Read a letter from this year’s Running for Recovery participant, Anna Griffis! Last year Angela Hamilton of Hickory ran the Boston Marathon in honor of her teenage son Nolan’s recovery from drug addiction, and to raise funds for Exodus Homes. In her struggle to understand her son’s problem she had learned about the faith-based United …

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Racial Justice Work Group Luncheon Exposes Racism in Death Penalty

Attorney Rebecca Inglefield is seen speaking to a diverse group of 40 who attended the Racial Justice Work Group luncheon about about racial bias against minorities in the death penalty and the Racial Justice Act on March 17, 2011 at Exodus Missionary Outreach Church in Hickory. Standing in the background is Rev. David Roberts, pastor …

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Exodus Homes and Exodus Missionary Outreach Church Reach Out to Community

Rev. Cornelius Holland is seen praying for people who came forward in need at the recent Exodus Homes and Exodus Missionary Outreach Church Community Outreach event on Saturday March 5, 2011 at the Brown Penn Gym in Hickory. The Exodus ministry drew a crowd of approximately 300 people, giving away free food, clothes, furniture, Bibles, …

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Hickory Delegation Attends NC NAACP Historic Thousands on Jones Street “HK on J” March on 2/12/11

An anonymous donor provided a chartered bus for members of the Hickory Branch NAACP to attend the fifth annual NC NAACP Historic Thousands on Jones Street “HK on J” march in Raleigh on February 12, 2011. Seen here are those who rode the bus to the march which started at Shaw University and ended at …

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Rev. Susan Smith Receives 2011 Spirit of King Award

Rev. Susan Smith is seen waving to the audience at the MLK Community Service as she receives the 2011 Spirit of King Award.Rev. Susan Smith received the 2011 Spirit of King award on January 16, 2011 during the ecumenical MLK Community service hosted by the Greater Hickory Ministerial Alliance and the Hickory Area Ministers at …

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Young Men of Integrity Wins State Award for Community Collaboration

NC Council of Community Programs, Excellence Awards 2010-11Pinehurst, NC, December 3, 2010 Exodus Homes Executive Director Rev. Reggie Longcrier, Young Men of Integrity Founding Director Chris Johnson, The Cognitive Connection CEO Kathy Clay, and Mental Health Partners Area Director John HardyYoung Men of Integrity, a mentoring program of United Way agency Exodus Homes, recently won …

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Exodus Homes “Giving Back” Gospel Concert

Friday January 7, 2011  •  7:00pm  •  FREE and all are invited!Exodus Missionary Outreach Church, 1763 Highland Ave. NE, Hickory, NC 28601 The 7th annual “Giving Back” Gospel Concert will be held Friday January 7, 2011 7:00pm at Exodus Missionary Outreach Church in Hickory, and will feature the renown Exodus Missionary Outreach Church Gospel Choir under …

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Exodus Homes Featured in Charlotte Observer

Exodus Homes was featured in The Charlotte Observer in the article “Recovery agency fights through recession” (December 27, 2010).  The article profiles several of the Exodus Homes residents, and discusses the challenges we face at this time. To read the full article online and view the photos/videos that accompany it, please click this link.

Exodus Homes Fights To Survive

Exodus Homes, a faith Based United Way agency that provides supportive housing for recovering people returning to the community from treatment centers and prison, held a press conference today to tell the community that it is fighting to survive the recession. Kevin McIntosh, chairman of the Exodus board, said today that they have lost $346,000 in …

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2010 Exodus Homes Honor Card Kick-off Dinner with Artist William Mangum

Monday November 22, 2010, 6:00pmExodus Missionary Outreach Church ( for directions)1763 Highland Ave. NE, Hickory, NC 28601Please RSVP to or 828-962-8196 Click this link to receive an order form for the 2010 Honor Card! Inspired by a chance meeting between Greensboro artist William Mangum and a homeless man, the Honor Card program has raised more …

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