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5 Questions: Wheeler Mission’s Rick Alvis helps the homeless
Indy Star, December 15, 2013
For more than than two decades, Richard “Rick” Alvis has been a key part of the community serving Central Indiana’s homeless population as the president and CEO of Wheeler Mission Ministries.
Alvis learned early on that this would be his career path.
After graduating college in 1977, he and his wife served on the summer staff for a camp for inner-city children run by the Evansville Rescue Mission. At the end of the summer, he was asked to join full time to run the mission’s youth programs. When the director left five years later, Alvis served as his interim replacement until the board asked him to take the position only a few months later.
120 years later, Wheeler Mission is still saving others – one life at a time
Indy Star, October 16, 2013
Written by Diana Penner
The paths of Eric Gardner and Candace Maximoff might never have crossed.
Gardner, 30, grew up comfortably middle class, with two parents who were educators. He played football at Center Grove High School and went on to Ball State University. Maximoff, 57, came from a working-class background on the Westside and started earning her own way at various jobs right out of Ben Davis High School.
But they have a bond that levels differences of generations, geography and gender: addiction.
Maximoff and Gardner walked down that path, stumbling and knocking others down along their way, until they fell, full-force.
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