23 04, 2019

Publix employees serve the homeless

By |2019-04-23T03:21:49+00:00April 23rd, 2019|News|

Our friends from Publix were on site today to help make life a little better for the homeless. Thank you Internal Auditing and Finances teams for the hard work in our garden and for the beautiful landscaping. Even when the skies opened and it poured rain, they kept working, with everyone soaked to [...]

22 02, 2019

For one Lakeland family; Homeless no more

By |2019-02-22T04:55:13+00:00February 22nd, 2019|News|

2/21/2019 For one Lakeland family: Homeless no moreBy Eric PeraLAKELAND – Skating by on Social Security benefits for an autistic son,Charlene Cooper was a heartbeat away from homelessness.A single mother to three girls as well, Cooper somehow managed to make endsmeet. She said her son’s behavior required her full attention, preventing herfrom keeping stable employment.The [...]

23 04, 2018

Gigs and Garland

By |2018-05-09T13:50:42+00:00April 23rd, 2018|News|

Article by The Ledger By The Editorial Board Posted Apr 23, 2018 at 12:01 AM The story of American capitalism is told by its spectacular failures as much as its successes — if only because the duds force manufacturers or consumers to refocus on core products. Ford’s Edsel. Sony’s Betamax. The DeLorean. Zima. The World Football League. Those are just [...]

21 12, 2017

EVERYDAY HERO: Dentist volunteers his service on Fridays

By |2017-12-21T12:57:01+00:00December 21st, 2017|News|

BayNews9 Article By Bill Murphy, Everyday Hero Host This week's Everyday Hero is a dentist who is helping bring smiles to the community as he dedicates his time to helping those in need. Dr. John Ellis is this week's Everyday Hero For the last 11 years, he has treated patients for free Want to nominate [...]

15 10, 2017

Talbot House Ministries’ Bob Alexander known for his compassion, guidance

By |2017-10-30T22:00:52+00:00October 15th, 2017|News|

The Ledger Article By Paul Catala LAKELAND — Ruth Drawdy is proud to stand next to the man who not only has become her friend but has also helped inspire and give her hope. Speaking near the cafeteria of Talbot House Ministries, Drawdy praised the care, compassion and attention Bob Alexander has offered her [...]

13 10, 2017

People & changes: Hirings, promotions and movements of Polk business people

By |2017-10-30T22:05:07+00:00October 13th, 2017|News|

By Compiled by The Ledger George W. Tinsley Sr. has been elected to the Talbot House Ministries board of directors. Tinsley is CEO of PenGeo, Tinsley Group, Tinsley Bridgeman and Tinsley Family Concessions, collectively Tampa Bay’s third-largest black-owned enterprise, and one of the nation’s fastest growing independent restaurant conglomerates with 65 restaurants, including KFC, [...]

18 09, 2017

Former NBA player to speak at Talbot House event

By |2017-10-30T22:07:27+00:00September 18th, 2017|News|

The Lakeland Ledger By Eric Pera LAKELAND – Former NBA forward Dwight E. Davis is the keynote speaker at this year’s annual banquet to raise funds for Talbot House Ministries in Lakeland. The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St., Lakeland. The event [...]

9 09, 2017

Polk Sheriff’s Office guides homeless to local shelters

By |2017-10-30T22:11:26+00:00September 9th, 2017|News|

The Lakeland Ledger By Gary White LAKELAND — Homeless shelters in Polk County were gearing up Saturday for an influx of people seeking refuge from Hurricane Irma, as Polk County Sheriff’s deputies fanned out around the county to help those without homes find a safe place to ride out the storm. Dale Stabler, a [...]

18 08, 2017

People & changes: Hirings, promotions and movements of Polk business people

By |2017-10-30T22:13:32+00:00August 18th, 2017|News|

By Compiled by The Ledger Derek Oxford, certified financial planner, CPS Investment Advisors, recently received a Polk Emerging Leaders Award for his dedication and commitment to the Polk County community. Derek is the 2017 chairman of Emerge Lakeland. He recently moderated an Emerge Lakeland event, “Coffee with the Candidates,” which gave local commission candidates, [...]

19 01, 2017

Brenda Reddout open to moving Talbot House, but more interested in serving

By |2017-06-24T19:59:59+00:00January 19th, 2017|News|

Six months into her new position, Reddout already has made some significant changes to the way Talbot House addresses homelessness. By Eric Pera LAKELAND - Brenda Reddout is helping lead efforts in Polk County to reduce homelessness and administer to the needs of the down and out.   Reddout, a former Polk School Board [...]