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In 1984, a small group of individuals, churches, and the synagogue in Lowndes County, Georgia, formed Lowndes Associated Ministries to People (LAMP) as a clearinghouse that would monitor and steward the distribution of local assistance dollars. Over the years, LAMP has become more than just a clearinghouse, it is now Lowndes County and the surrounding area’s local mission for the homeless. LAMP is funded through grant money as well as private donations from the community.

“LAMP is a caring community of faith providing for the basic needs of homeless and hurting members of our community.  We believe that all persons are created in the image of God.  We operate on the premise that all of God’s children have the same needs of food, clothing, shelter and love.”

Our Mission:  A hand up, not a handout!

2015 Shelter Statistics

  • Housed 259 women & children and 77 men in the emergency shelter
  • Housed 106 women & children through the transitional housing program
  • Placed 185 individuals into permanent housing
  • Served over 50,000 meals to our area’s homeless
  • Provided over 15,000 services to our area’s homeless –  i.e. life skills classes, computer lab for job searches, transportation to and from job interviews and work, helping the homeless obtain proper identification, and much more
  • 86% of the individuals who complete LAMP’s programs never need assistance again!

Board of Directors

  • Courtney Gooding, President & Strategic Partners/Marketing Committee Chair, Southeastern Credit Union
  • Pamela Perry, Vice President & Personnel Committee Co-Chair, Lowe’s Distribution
  • Michael Walker, CPA, Treasurer, Dame Walker Hughes
  • Toscha Brown, Secretary, ProServe Staffing
  • Pastor David Adams, Mount Calvary Baptist Church
  • Joyce Evans, Lowndes County Commissioner
  • Myron Graham, Northside Animal Hospital
  • Jamie Hill, Lowndes County Schools
  • Scott James, Talk 92.1
  • Traycee Martin, Finance Committee Chair, VSU
  • Chad Pigford, Pepsi
  • Hansell Watt, Governance Committee Chair, Coleman Talley
  • Steven Dingle, Georgia Power
  • Angie Crawford, State Farm Insurance
  • Mitch McCall, Personnel Committee Co-Chair, Hunt Industries
  • Jamie Bone, Shelter Committee Chair, Park Avenue United Methodist Church
  • Jay Prince, Prince Automotive
  • Brittney Hull, Packaging Corporation of America
  • Kerry Morris, VSU
  • Heidi Cox, VSU
  • Shelly Collins

LAMP Staff