Bert Cooper, the executive director of Community Seeds, based in Lone Oak, says the faith-based organization is offering a nurses' aides training program, certified by the state Division of Aging and Disability Services.
Community Seeds of Lone Oak director Bert Cooper discusses the organization's community garden. Community Seeds defines its mission as to "to operate as a clearing house for area churches, to serve the economically disadvantaged and under served people of our area, with emergency assistance and programs to empower and encourage them to become self-sufficient."
Bert Cooper, the director of Community Seeds, says his organization is developing a community, or incubator, kitchen in Lone Oak, where citizens will learn to cook food for sale to the public, and where the food can be prepared. Community Seeds is an "outreach organization, providing care for the less fortunate."
COMMERCE - Awareness efforts for poverty in the city began to grow in 2008 with the establishment of EPIC, or Ending Poverty in Commerce. Thursday's dinner and forum will be the second gathering of the community members this year.