Decades Of Devotion

Truer words were never spoken when Jesus told his disciples, “The poor you will always have with you.” More than 2,000 years later, the poor continue to be a focus for the hundreds of charitable organizations which exist to serve and care for the homeless, the broken and the hopeless. From a simple meal and a safe place to sleep to medical care and addiction recovery, many nonprofits have endured for decades, even a century or more to ensure that the poor among us are not forgotten. Following is a celebration of milestones for six such organizations in Jacksonville.