• Project Return celebrates 36th Anniversary

    October 28, 2016


    On Saturday, October 15, 2016 Cross Lutheran
    Church helped celebrate the 36th anniversary
    of Project Return, held at Marquette University.
    Launched in October 1980 by a collection of Cross
    Church members and others from the community,
    Project Return’s purposes is to reach out to the
    area minimum security prisons to help the inmates
    with job seeking and other services, to help them
    have a positive return to the community. A more
    positive return reduces the chance of re-offending
    and returning to the prison system. As part of the
    celebration, two individuals were honored for their
    volunteer work to further the mission of Project
    Return. This year’s recipients are Oliver Johnson
    (left) for the Elijah O’Neal Award of Excellence;
    and Dwayne E. Early (right), who accepted the
    Don Bein Service Award, on behalf of Hephatha Lutheran Church.

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