SBCR assisting family who lost everything in house fire
For release: March 28, 2007
Shreveport-Bossier Community Renewal is accepting donations for Ben and Candis Dixon, longtime SBCR Haven House leaders in the Cedar Grove neighborhood who lost their home and possessions in a house fire last Sunday. The Dixons are currently living with their grandson.
A Haven House leader is a local resident who volunteers to reach out to his neighbors in friendship to help make the neighborhood a safer, more caring place. SBCR has now trained more than 800 residents to be Haven House leaders.
Monetary donations may be made to the Candis Dixon Donation Fund at any branch of Capital One Bank.
Clothing, gift cards, non-perishable foods and other items will be accepted at the SBCR office at 1700 Buckner St., Suite 240. For more information about specific needs, contact Haven House Coordinator Russell Minor at (318) 425-3222.
Shreveport-Bossier Community Renewal is a nonprofit effort to restore safe and healthy communities through caring relationships. Founded in 1994, SBCR reaches at-risk youth through Friendship Houses built in impoverished neighborhoods, strengthens education through the Adult Renewal Academy, partners with The Fuller Center for Housing and connects caring partners who turn their neighborhoods into safe havens of friendship and support.
Contact: David Westerfield, director of communications