President/Director/ Founder: Retired eight years from owner-operated general contractor business; continues to maintain current Class A license; Involved eight years in prison ministry work including drug and alcohol rehabilitation; Created/Directed men’s discussion/support group with primarily ex-felons having ‘addictive’ personalities. Mr. Collum was manager and partner owner of a restaurant and sole-owner/manager of a catering business for 30 years; Current volunteer ministries (bible study/visitations) include senior living and home-bound persons in Alexandria and Suffolk, VA; Past Social outreach Chair Good Shepherd Church. Volunteer with Mission of Hope in Smithfield, VA, a program to house and feed the homeless; On-tap speaker for VA Dept of Corrections: three presentations given to Alexandria, VA Parole Board/Saudi Arabia Delegations; one presentation given at Dillwyn CC’s Transitional Program members, and one seminar/workshop to Dept of Correction’s staff and personnel regarding life after incarceration. Facilitator for Jobs for Life, a sixteen session Job readiness program and AARP Finance 50+, a credit and debt management program for the marginalized of the community community;Oasis Connections Certified Instructor offering computer courses form basic to intermediate.
Please support our ministry which allows us to continue our outreach to meet some basic needs of those being released form prison.
All donations are tax deductible and needed to continue in our mission.
Edward R. Collum Sr.