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Hope Award
by Russ Pulliam
Posted 8/01/13, 11:11 am

INDIANAPOLIS—WORLD’s Midwest Regional runner-up in its annual Hope Award for Effective Compassion is the Shepherd Community Center here in Indiana’s capital—and, as an Indianapolis journalist, I wanted to tell you one story I encountered there. It’s about Curtis Adkins, who when growing up looked like a tragedy waiting to happen.

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Hope Award | Midwest Regional runner-up: The Shepherd Community Center anchors a struggling Indianapolis neighborhood
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 7/26/13, 01:00 am

INDIANAPOLIS—Drive 10 minutes east of downtown Indianapolis and you’ll find a neighborhood of used car lots, vacant buildings, a check cashing business, and a dollar store with a front door fitted with plywood (instead of glass). Children hawk roses at a roadside stall, advertising with a sign that says, “Honk if you love Jesus.”

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Hope Award | Midwest Regional winner: In Illinois, Administer Justice helps the poor get their day in court
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 7/26/13, 01:00 am

ELGIN and GENEVA, Ill.—Bruce Strom swore he’d never be poor. Growing up as a pastor’s kid in a parsonage, he watched his dad draw a meager salary and make hospital visits after the phone rang in the middle of the night. Strom decided to pursue a law career, where he’d never struggle to make ends meet.

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