Providence Home was birthed out of pain and shame. The story goes that John Zenoni was arrested in 1957 for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Columbia is filled with unsung heroes — everyday people having enormous impacts on the lives of others.
Six years ago, Heather Malovic decided to do something different on Mother’s Day.
Six years ago, Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and Central Carolina Community Foundation partnered to create the Best of Philanthropy Awards to shine a light on people and organizations in the Midlands doing extraordinary things for the community.
Bobby Farmer, an ordained minister and Vietnam veteran, co-founded Project Josiah Restoration Ministry — a support group open to all combat veterans, regardless of branch service, to help fight PTSD. The photograph was taken at the Vietnam Memorial in downtown Columbia.
Much has been done to address the needs of homeless individuals in the Midlands; however, most of the attention is focused on single men and women in trying to place them into jobs and get them back on their feet.
In 2010, Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and the Central Carolina Community Foundation ...
Some people in Columbia volunteer for an inner-city tutoring ministry; others serve the homeless; many …