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Thankful for Exodus Homes, Driver’s License at Age 58!

Darlene Sanders has a lot to be thankful for in life. At the age of 58, she has a job she loves, a comfortable home, a car she owns and more importantly she just got her first driver’s license. Nearly a decade ago, her life was completely different. She admits chasing the next high was …

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Exodus Works Vans Get A Makeover

Exodus Works has had the first of two trucks decked out declaring our recent award by the Hickory Daily Record as the “Finest Moving Company” in Catawba Valley. Congratulations to all of our Exodus Workers and many thanks to everyone who voted for us!

Rev. Reggie Longcrier Selected as Grand Marshal for the City of Hickory Lowes Foods Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

The City of Hickory will host its annual holiday season kick-off event, the Lowes Foods Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting, on Friday, November 19. Lowes Foods has been the sponsor of this festive event since the first year.   A special procession of the Fallen Heroes ministry to honor fallen soldiers from North Carolina will …

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Exodus Missionary Outreach United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall Renovation Unveiling Has Been Postponed to December 5th at 4:00 PM

Due to unforeseen delays in the final stages of construction on our fellowship hall in the Lowes 100 Hometowns Project this event is POSTPONED until December 5, 2021 at 4:00pm. We hope you will be able to join us then and we will send a reminder in the days to come. Thank you!  Following the …

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Renovations Begin at Exodus Missionary Outreach Church on September 28th on Lowe’s Home Improvement 100 Hometowns Project “Red Vest Day”

Exodus Homes was selected in July to receive funding from Lowe’s Home Improvement in their “100 Hometowns” program to renovate the kitchen and fellowship hall of Exodus Missionary Outreach Church in Hickory. The 100 Hometowns program is a nationwide initiative celebrating Lowe’s centennial, and they invited people across the country to nominate hometown projects in …

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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams to Announce $100,000 Donation to Exodus Homes’ Capital Campaign and Name New Building “Transformation Station”

Community Celebration to be held September 29th at the Agency’s New Housing Facility and Offices in Hickory, NC.      September 2018 / Taylorsville/Hickory, NC—Renowned home furnishings brand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams will announce its commitment to donate $100,000 to the Capital Campaign of Exodus Homes at a Community Celebration on September 29, from 10am-12pm. The …

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Catawba Correctional Center Inmates Paint New Exodus Homes Building

HICKORY – When the Exodus Homes’ new building at 610 4th St. SW in Hickory was ready for interior painting, it was natural to ask the inmates at Catawba Correctional Center for help. The faith-based United Way agency that provides supportive housing for homeless recovering people wanted to give the men from the prison in …

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Electronic Sign Donated to New Exodus Homes Building

HICKORY – Dawn Rippy-Brunton and her husband Roger Brunton live in Shelby, and are members of Emanuel Reformed Church in Lincolnton where the Rev. Susan Smith Walker is the pastor. Walker is also assistant executive director of Exodus Homes, the faith-based United Way agency in Hickory that provides supportive housing for homeless recovering people returning …

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Mural Artist Transforms New Building for Exodus Homes

HICKORY – James Smith was eight years old in 1997 when his mother, the Rev. Susan Smith Walker, took him to a new church in Hickory shortly after moving there from Charlotte. Exodus Missionary Outreach Church was only three weeks old and meeting in a local funeral home, the Dirk M. Thompson Mortuary Chapel. That …

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Catawba County United Way Helps Fight Opioid Epidemic at Exodus Homes

HICKORY – When people think of Exodus Homes, many times they think about homeless people coming back to the community from jails and prison. The faith-based supportive housing agency agency wants the community to know that they also serve homeless people returning home from substance abuse treatment centers, and the important role United Way plays …

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