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RollingOut.com
Visionary Bobbi Pack Answers Call to Provide Shelter for Women and Children in Need
September 6, 2011 | by Yvette Caslin
While others are complaining about the lack of services for people in crisis, Bobigene Pack is doing something about it. Affectionately called Ms. Bobbi, Pack is helping families in need. Through her Love in Action Outreach Ministries, her goal is to open an emergency shelter for homeless women and children, appropriately named House of Joy, and a thrift store. » Read More

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Gwinnett Daily Post
House of Joy to host event for women, kids
July 15, 2011 | by Kathy-Lee Cassie
The House of Joy is hosting “The Cry of the Homeless” today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dream Center at 10 College St. in Norcross. The goal of the event is to reach out to women and children in crisis such as homelessness, domestic violence, addictions and foreclosures. » Read More

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The Weekly Online
Love in Action Outreach Ministries dba House of Joy presents “The Cry of the Homeless”
June 17, 2011
The House of Joy “a soon to open emergency homeless shelter” for Women and Children functions under the umbrella of Love in Action Outreach Ministries a nonprofit organization will hold a “call to action Community awareness event” featuring various speakers from the Community and more Friday July 15th. Program will start promptly at 6 p.m. » Read More

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Senior News Atlanta
Woman walking in faith finds other walking along
May, 2011 | by Susan Larson
Some people might think Jeff Foxworthy is a tough act to follow, but for Bobbi Pack, he just set the stage for the whole community to get in on the act. It was in 2008 that Pack spotted Foxworthy at a gas station and asked him if he’d do a benefit show for House of Joy, which will be the first emergency women’s shelter in Gwinnett County. » Read More

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Gwinnett Daily Post
Woman walking in faith wants community to “Bloom”
April 25, 2011 | by Susan Larson
Some people might think Jeff Foxworthy is a tough act to follow, but for Bobbi Pack, he just set the stage for the whole community to get in on the act. It was in 2008 that Pack spotted Foxworthy at a gas station and asked if he’d do a benefit show for House of Joy, which will be the first emergency women’s shelter in Gwinnett County. » Read More

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Gwinnett Daily Post
Needy families get food, toys for Christmas
December 26, 2010 | By Heather Darenberg
Kenya Trotter didn’t know how she would be able to celebrate Christmas this year with her family. The mother of five lost her job because of the recession, and she knew she couldn’t afford to provide gifts for her kids. “I’m going through a crisis right now,” she said. » Read More

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Gwinnett Daily Post
Open mic night to help shelter for homeless women, children
September 10, 2010 | By Deanna Allen
An upcoming open mic night will benefit a planned emergency shelter for homeless women and children. #The Open Mic Praise Celebration will be held Oct. 1, 2010, at VFW Post No. 5255 in Lawrenceville, and community members are invited to sign up to share songs, poetry and testimony. » Read More

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Gwinnett Daily Post
Benefit to feature Foxworthy
Comedian to help out emergency homeless shelter
October 18, 2009 | By Deanna Allen
Bobbi Pack is sometimes asked why her passion hasn’t waned in the past five years. “When you get the revelation of your calling and you know that,” she said, “then nothing can stop you.” Pack anticipates the fruits of her five years of labor will be sweet when she finally realizes her goal of opening The House of Joy, an emergency homeless shelter for women and children, an occasion she hopes to celebrate in late December or the first of the year. » Read More

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October 26 2009
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy Lending a Hand (11 Alive)
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy is holding a one-night-only comedy show in Gwinnett County after a chance meeting with a woman named Bobbi Pack at a local gas station. “I was pumping gas when this lady came around the pump and asked if I was Jeff Foxworthy. She said she was trying to open an emergency shelter…» Read More
Foxworthy Hosts Gwinnett Charity Event (Fox 5)

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Gwinnett Daily Post
Inspirational meal
Group serves hope, warm meal to hundreds in need
December 26, 2008 | Jamie Ward
Hope is an especially beautiful thing when it comes as the result of others showing compassion, love and understanding. And that’s what the volunteers who came out Christmas morning to the Hope and Life Fellowship located on Centerville Highway exuded – they offered hope to the hundreds who showed up in need of it, and their actions alone put the Christmas spirit of giving into the air. » Read More

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Gwinnett Daily Post
 Love in Action: Round 2 Outreach plans to host second Christmas feast
December 21, 2008 | by Josh Green
Nothing quells the pangs of a downtrodden economy like a plentiful dinner and prayer. Such is the attitude of Love in Action outreach ministries, a volunteer group dedicated to providing for Gwinnett’s lesser privileged residents this – and, ideally, every – holiday season. » Read More

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Gwinnett Daily Post
Ministry jazzes up Thanksgiving with open mic event

November 23, 2008 | by Josh Green
By no means was it your run-of-the-mill Thanksgiving borefest. Love in Action Outreach Ministries recently gave a dose of spoken-word flare to the perennial show of gratitude that is Turkey Day. The Gwinnett-based nonprofit held a public open mic event Nov. 14 for participants who waxed poetic and sang about life’s bounties, big and small. » Read More

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Gwinnett Daily Post
It warms my heart Volunteers help feed those in need on Christmas
December 26, 2007 | By Arielle Kass
This year has been a struggle for Cecily Bromfield. After three years in Atlanta, she’s finally working. But four months with a corporate job still wasn’t enough for the single mother of four to have enough money for Christmas. » Read More

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