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A farewell to Sonjia Kurosky, executive director

A farewell letter from Sonjia, who retires as Samaritan’s executive director on June 30. Join us in honoring her legacy! Consider making a gift to an endowed fund that will support Project Cornerstone for years to come. The fund will support one man’s journey through recovery every year. As of June 24, 2020, we are…

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Introducing the 2020 Recipient of the Myrtie Davis Award

Introducing the 2020 Recipient of the Myrtie Davis Lifetime Volunteer Servant Leadership Award Elizabeth West, the 2020 recipient of the Myrtie Davis Volunteer Servant Leadership Award, was born in Winston Salem on April 13, 1920. She died in 2008, after spending the majority of her life in her home city. She graduated from Winston Salem…

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Join us for #GivingTuesdayNow

Be part of the #GivingTuesdayNow movement by planning to make a gift on Tuesday, May 5, 2020! All proceeds will help Samaritan continue their services through this pandemic, providing food, shelter and hope to our neighbors in need.  

Tour de Llama Postponed to October 17, 2020

Our annual Tour de Llama event has been postponed to October 17, 2020 at Divine Llama Vineyards. We know it’s disappointing, but we are looking out for the safety of everyone. We can’t wait to see you this fall!

Vote for Al Jones: HandsOn Northwest People’s Choice Award!

Now through April 7, please vote once a day for Al Jones to receive the People’s Choice Award through HandOn Northwest! Vote here Scroll to Al Jones. Click “vote” once a day through April 7! The individual or group who receives the most votes will be recognized, along with the traditional category winners that are…

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Join us in congratulating Samaritan’s new executive director!

The Board of Directors of Samaritan Ministries has named Jan Kelly as the new executive director. Jan will replace long-time director Sonjia Kurosky, who is retiring on June 30. Jan first joined Samaritan in 2011 as the capital campaign director, leading the effort of raising $4.2 million to transition to the current building. Her leadership…

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A COVID-19 Update from Samaritan

March 13, 2020 Friends of Samaritan,  We wanted to take a moment to address the increasing developments of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community. What are we doing? We are continuing to monitor the development of this issue and are taking proactive measures to implement appropriate responses. The health and safety of our guests, volunteers, staff and…

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Submit Your Samaritan Volunteer Story Contest

Samaritan Volunteer Story Contest Tell Us Your Story, Win Everlasting Fame We’re looking for the funny, inspiring, poignant stories you tell your friends, and each other, about your volunteer experiences at Samaritan. What keeps you coming back? How has being a servant leader touched your heart? Winner receives our eternal gratitude and the winning entry…

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Submit Nomination for The Myrtie Davis Lifetime Volunteer Servant Leadership Award

The Myrtie Davis Lifetime Volunteer Servant Leadership Award Nomination Form Nominee’s Information Name:                                                                                                                                     Phone:                                                               Email:                                                           To nominate an individual, please briefly answer the following questions.  You may send a brief email with the below responses to, or call Sonjia Kurosky at 336-448-2664 to discuss the nomination.  Nominations should be submitted by…

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Novant Health Feature: Mark & David

Man hiked 70 miles to find help at Samaritan Ministries Learn how community partners are working together tackle a big problem By Josh Jarman August 28, 2019 Homeless and afraid, Mark Ward, 57, trekked 70 miles to find help at Samaritan Ministries. He hiked through the woods, drank from creek beds, ate whatever he could scavenge and…

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