Lilburn Living - October 2018

Lilburn Living Covering Lilburn, Mountain Park & Snellville • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown n ews A tlAntA Volume 28, No. 10 • OCTOBER 2018 PRICELESS ISSUE! Lilburn Cooperative Ministry Serves People in Need By Angela K. Walker For nearly 25 years, the Lilburn Co-op has provided food, clothes, emergency funds and other services to families and individuals in need. Thanks to the support of local churches, this Chris- tian based ministry serves people in Lilburn, Stone Mountain and a part of Tucker as well as members of the supporting churches. More than 35 churches in Lilburn and Gwinnett donate various resources like food and supplies and their church mem- bers donate their time. The co-op is also funded through sales of items sold at their thrift store, Lily’s Cloak. The thrift store is known to provide shoppers with real bargains, from household items to clothing for women, children and men to collectibles. Families in need may also receive clothes at no cost. Another way the co-op receives funds is through the Kroger Community Rewards program. When someone designates Lilburn Co-op, a portion of the funds will be given to the ministry, which in turn goes to help people in the community. Some of the funds raised are used to provide food, emergency funds, clothing, referrals, employment assistance and more. If you would like to volunteer at the thrift store, Lily’s Cloak, they need sales assistants or organizing clothes or setting up a food drive at your business or church. This community ministry is a great resource for thousands of individuals and families in the community. The Co-op is located at 5329 Five Forks Trickum Road in Lilburn. They may be reached by phone at (770) 931-8333. Lilburn Police Chief Receives High Recognition by his Peers It’s always gratifying to know when esteem is extended by colleagues in one’s field, and so was the professional recognition of Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley. (Lilburn Police Department.) As summer began to wind down in August, news surfaced that the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Chiefs (GACP) had sworn in Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley as its 4th Vice President. It’s a signal high honor: GACF represents Chiefs of Police from throughout the state. The organization is responsible for training and professional development of all chief law enforcement executives in Georgia. GACP is dedicated to efficient, effective crime control, improved police legitimacy, and proactive reliance on com- munity resources. It insists on ethical and equitable policies and behavior that respects individuals, pursues greater accountability and demonstrates genuine concern for civil rights and liberties. Hallmarks of GACP are the organi- zation’s emphasis on partnering with law enforcement and social service agencies, as well as fostering the high- est levels of professionalism, training and development. Continued on page 12