Charity Car Wash Cleans Up

By Southwester Staff When Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Youth Activities Task Force members Thelma D. Jones and Gabriele “Gabi” Strauch, Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, began discussing plans last summer for the first-ever car wash fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 12, they had no idea that it would turn out so successful. The morning was gloomy […]

Community and MPD Partner to Create Summer Programming for Kids

By Saadia Athias, CAC Community Safety Partner Over the course of the summer, the First District Citizens Advisory Council, community members, and MPD worked together to bring “Drop in for Safety” events to our community youth, giving them the opportunity to participate in plenty of fun, healthy, and educational activities.  The outdoor activities were held […]

Breast Cancer Support Group Continues Successful Virtual Meetings

By The Southwester Staff The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) support group’s celebration of Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) on Wednesday, Aug. 19, was nothing short of excellent. The event kicked off with an opening from Founder Thelma D. Jones, and was sponsored by Black Benefactors, a giving circle in the metropolitan area. Jones […]

Youth Car Wash Fundraiser

By Thelma D. Jones As the fall weather creeps in, and the summer storms subside, your car may need to be washed by someone other than Mother Nature. So, why not help a good cause and get your car washed by a group of enthusiastic community youth trying to make a difference in their lives? […]