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A deen George has been called the angel of Slocumb Street — a visionary who saw beyond the crime and chaos in the neighbor- hood where she grew up. For the past 37 years, she has champi- oned those who may not otherwise have known where to turn, giving them a sanctu- ary known as the Com- munity Crisis Center. Health issues recent- ly have caused her doc- tors, and her family, to caution her that it may be time to retire. That is not even on her radar. "This year I will be 80 and my health is not as good as it has been, and my doctor has asked me to think about giving it up and get some rest. I have cut back on my hours, but I am still working," she said. "I have been here too long. I'm think- ing, I go in every day, and I do a little bit, make sure everything is going like I want it to go. "Like the poem by Maya Angelou, 'Still (I) Rise,' it sums up my story over the past 37 years." She faced adversity head on from the moment she started the min- istry of the Holy Ghost Drawing Center, she says. "We started in a small frame building with no resources, a few faith- ful prayer warriors and a strong will to do the work of Him who sent me," she said. "I have faced every adversity imaginable building this ministry but God has sustained me through it all. "It seems as though every time I wanted to throw in the towel, God 16C — Goldsboro News-Argus Friday, February 23, 2018 St. Francis Episcopal Church G O L D S B O R O , N C Everyone Is Welcome Here 919-735-9845 •503 Forest Hill Drive • SUNDAYS: Holy Communion at 8:30 a.m. (said service) and 10:30 a.m. (with choir) EXCEPT the LAST Sunday of EVERY MONTH: then one service at 9:30 a.m. SANTA MISA service at 3:00p.m. with Fr. Tony Rojas See the community of faith • The dignity and worth of every part of God's creation; • The timelessness of our faith, the relevance of prayer and scripture, and the unending love of our Creator; • Worship that is intimate, reflective, reverent, sacred and traditional while at the same time uplifting, joyous, and even humorous • To embrace and affirm God's diverse population with open hearts, minds and arms; • To embrace and support our Hispanic brothers and sisters in Christ who worship at St. Francis; • To have worship that is down to earth, inclusive, relevant, enriching. empowering and challenging; • To encourage reason, honesty, open communication and mutual respect among all members We Strive: We Honor: 38DCT0218C© We will have a wide selection of Landscape Annuals and Perennials, Trees, Shrubs and more! Flags For All Occasions • Concrete/Stepping Stones Blueberries • Grapevines Top Quality Roses - Hybrid Tea & Grandiflora Fruit Trees • Pine Straw • Pine Bark Mini Chips Hardwood Mulch • Red Decorative Mulch Cypress Mulch • Brick Chips • Rock Mulches Bulk Mulch Delivery Available CASEY GARDEN CENTER 2360 W. US 70, Goldsboro Monday-Friday 8am-5pm • Saturday 8am-1pm 919-734-2371 Delivery Available on Everything 50DMG0117L© Daniel Casey, Owner Kim Kendall, Manager Proudly Serving Wayne County Since 1919 Services Include: • Prenatal Care • Pregnancy Care Management • Child Health Physicals • Care Coordination for Children • Health Check • Health Services Team • WIC – Nutrition Program • Immunizations (children & adults) • Communicable Disease Detection, Treatment & Prevention • HIV/STD Testing • Health Education & Promotion • Teen Pregnancy Prevention • Environmental Health • Emergency Preparedness • Administration & Support Services 301 N Herman Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 Appointment Desk: (919) 731-1005 Main Number: (919) 731-1000 WIC Office (919) 731-1276 • Environmental Health (919) 731-1174 Monday – Thursday 7am-6pm • Friday 8am-5pm WAYNE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 21DSP0218C© Adeen George poses for a photo in the pantry of the Community Crisis Center. George has been working for the center for nearly 40 years, providing food, clothing, showers and support to the needy in Goldsboro and Wayne County. Angel of For 37 years, Adeen George has been a champion for those who have nowhere to go and nowhere to turn, offering a sanctuary — The Community Crisis Center — in the instability and chaos. Slocumb Street TOP: Eva Howell, Adeen George and Betty Armstrong serve lunch at the center in 2007. MIDDLE: Pictured is the inside of the shelter run by the Com- munity Crisis Center that con- tains several bunk beds and other basic furniture. LEFT: Students and teachers attend a GED meeting at the Community Crisis Center in 2005. In addition to providing food and clothing need George and her staff work with those in need to get help with education and getting jobs to change their way of life. Photos submitted "We started in a small frame building with no resources, a few faithful prayer warriors and a strong will to do the work of Him who sent me. I have faced every adversity imaginable building this ministry but God has sustained me through it all." — ADEEN GEORGE Story by Phyllis Moore Top photo by Casey Mozingo See Page 17

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