Recycling biz helps men start over
Matthew Long spent 25 years at Citibank, four years pastoring a church and another four leading a Christian school in Newtown.
But his most rewarding career is just beginning.
Long joined City Gospel Mission last December. His charge from the Over-the-Rhine homeless shelter and drug rehab facility for men was to establish a social enterprise — a business that could put men to work and help supplement the budget.
Specifically, Long would open a new recycling company. He and a team of workers would collect from small businesses, schools or churches old clothing, carpet and books, aluminum, plastic and cardboard, and find scrap yards or manufacturers to buy and use the items to make new products.
Green Recycling Works opened for business October 17th.
But the enterprise is much more than a money-maker for City Gospel Mission. The true work, Long says, is helping men put their lives back together.
"My first goal is to get these guys into permanent employment," he says...Read the full article in The Enquirer/Cincinnati.com.
City Gospel Mission in the News
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Gimme Shelter (City Beat)
Council votes to steer federal money to homeless shelters, but how many will get it? (Business Courier)
Homeless relocation plan going to a vote (Enquirer/Cincinnati.com)
An inside look at City Gospel Mission’s case for relocating (WLWT News 5)
City could borrow to move Drop Inn Center without destination (WLWT News 5)
Mission picks TriVersity as contractor (Business Courier)
Judge: Homeless shelter can move to Queensgate (Enquirer/Cincinnati.com)
Decision clears path for City Gospel's move to Queensgate (Business Courier)
Judge clears hurdle for City Gospel Mission’s move (FOX 19)
Judge rules in favor of City Gospel Mission (UC News Record)
Plan moving forward (Enquirer/Cincinnati.com)
Project builds facility, new chances (Soapbox Cincinnati)
Mission receives keys to new facility (FOX 19)
The latest efforts to help the homeless (WVXU)
Council OKs shelter's move to Queensgate (Enquirer/Cincinnati.com)
Cincinnati's plan for homeless shelters takes shape (Enquirer/Cincinnati.com)
City Gospel Mission wants to relocate to the West End (Enquirer/Cincinnati.com)
Green Recycling Works
Former heroin addict gets best Christmas present ever: a second chance (FOX 19)
Home for the holidays (Soapbox Cincinnati)
Former Citi banker turns antipoverty entrepreneur (Business Courier)
Recycling biz helps men start over (Enquirer/Cincinnati.com)
Mission launches recycling enterprise (Business Courier)
WHAT’S WORKING: Enterprise reclaims materials, lives (FOX19)
Having the Courage to Change
Having the Courage to Change (FOX 19)
Praise of a Stranger (NKU Northern Magazine)
‘Step Forward’ approach is changing lives (Fort Thomas Living)
Recovering addict finds sobriety in running (WLWT-TV)
Fort Thomas runners 'Step Forward' (Enquirer/NKy.com)
What it takes to ...Train former addicts to race (Runner's World)
Giving back to community pays off (UC News Record)
Recovering addict pleased with Pig finish (Enquirer/Cincinnati.com)
Flying Pig runner fought through drugs (Enquirer/Cincinnati.com)
Running a part of recovery (Enquirer/Cincinnati.com)
He renounced drugs and took up running (Enquirer/Cincinnati.com)
Thanksgiving and Christmas
The Christmas Boutique (FOX 19)
Give Back Cincinnati's Thanksgiving Fall Feast (Senior Life)
Social worker organizes Christmas boutique (FOX 19)
Chef donates proceeds to help hungry (Cincinnati.com)
Parishioners help students see, read (Community Press)
In Cincinnati, orchestrated academic support boosts students from cradle to career (MSNBC)
Whiz Kids expands tutoring program (Community Press)
Lindeman tutors rewarded for efforts (Enquirer/NKy.com)
Whiz Kids 'a blessing' to Little Miami students and tutors (The Pulse-Journal)
Whiz Kids coming to community (Community Press)
Tutoring program combines mentors, struggling students (The Pulse-Journal)
Program gives Whiz Kids mentors (Enquirer/Cincinnati.com)
Mom says Whiz Kids saved her life (Middletown Journal)
What's it like to be heroic? (WCPO-TV)
Nursing students help Mission (UC News Record)
Homeless deal with very cold weather (WLWT-TV)
Mission opens housing for recovering addicts (Enquirer/Cincinnati.com)
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