Bert Cooper, the executive director of Community Seeds in Lone Oak, says the faith-based organization will hold its annual fund-raising dinner, featuring prime rib, at 6 p.m. Thursday at the National Guard armory in Greenville. Community Seeds recently opened a transitional housing facility for people who are receiving job training with Community Seeds or other programs.
Bert Cooper, the executive director of Community Seeds, says the faith-based organization has received the necessary architectural and design approval for its incubator kitchen, which will allow people to prepare and market food. Community Seeds also has started its fall welders training class. Bert says people trained in welding are in great demand.
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."