Welcome to
The Hope Center

About Us

HELP FOR THOSE IN NEED

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VISION

Downtown Churches United, Inc. is committed to easing hunger and financial stress for our less fortunate citizens.

HEALING FOR THOSE IN NEED

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OUR MISSION

Downtown Churches United, Inc. is a union of the faith community and other human service organizations responding to the essential needs of the Greater Petersburg Region by serving as a centralized source of outreach services.

HOPE FOR THOSE IN NEED

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The HOPE Center

Our goal is to meet the needs of the community through a daily lunch feeding program, food pantry, and utilities assistance. 

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Executive Director

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Mr. D. Scott Fisher, Registered Representative

New York Life  

Member St. Joseph Catholic Church

President

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Rev. Dr. George W. C. Lyons, Pastor

   Gillfield Baptist Church

Vice-President

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Rev. Jameson McLaughin, Asst. Pastor

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

Treasurer

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Ms. M. Maxcine Walker 

Ms. Walker is a retired Budget Analyst for the Department of Defense.  She is a member of the Zion Baptist Church

Recording Secretary

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Rev. Belinda Todd

Rev. Todd serves as an Adjunct Professor at Virginia State University.  She also serves as an Associate Minister at First Baptist Church (Harrison Street)

Financial Secretary

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Mr. Roger Cosey

Mr. Cosey is a retired Army Logistician and Retired Supply Planner with the Defense Supply Center of Richmond. He is a member of Oak Street AME Zion Church.

Corresponding Secretary

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Mrs. Mary Martin

Mrs. Martin  is a retired Administrative Manager for Prison Fellowship Ministries in Northern Virginia.  She comes to DCU with a wealth of enthusiasm and a commitment to the needs of the hungry. 

Immediate Past President

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Rev. Rich Greenwood, Rector

St. Paul Episcopal Church, Petersburg

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

BUILDING COMMITTEE

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Pastor Frank Mayfield

Pastor Mayfield serves as Pastor of Bread of Life Fellowship/Pure In Heart Ministries in Petersburg, Virginia.

FUND RAISING AND DEVELOPMENT

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Ms. Cindy A. Hamlin

Ms. Hamlin is Director of Development for Crater Community Hospice.  She brings a wealth of fund raising experience to the DCU Board.

DAILY FEEDING PROGRAM

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Ms. Linda Ruffin

Ms. Ruffin is a Retired Manager and a member of Greater Faith AME Zion Church.

Contact Us

Downtown Churches United, Inc./The Hope Center

(804) 722-0321

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