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Councilwoman Shanklin and local ministers to talk about a resource network for Newburg area

Friday August 11, 2006

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
For More Information Contact:
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
For Immediate release:

Louisville, KY – Seventeen ministers in the Newburg area have been invited to City Hall to discuss ways to help Newburg area residents.

“I have always believed ministers and churches are a valuable resource in helping many community’s poor and needy,” said Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D) 2. “We have so many churches that already offer help; it is time for them to help each other.”

On Tuesday, August 15th a meeting with the ministers will be held at City Hall to talk about what resources are available and what might be networked through the Newburg community.

“Maybe one church offers food, another offers clothing and still another might help a family,” said Shanklin. “I would like to see if there is a way to develop a resource guide through the churches.”

“I look forward to getting the area ministers together,” said Rev. Wayne Steele of the Newburg Ministerial Association. “We can sit down and talk and set an agenda for battling all kinds of problems such as crime and drugs. It is a great opportunity.”

Shanklin says the potential network could be a good resource for all residents of the Newburg area.

“If local assistance is needed through the government, we might be able to find a way to get the best use of available funding through the Metro Council,” said Shanklin. “This would be a first step in that direction too.”

The meeting will be held in the first floor conference room of City Hall. It will begin at 11:30am.

Sponsor:
Barbara Shanklin (D) 2