Decatur Cooperative Ministry and Amplify My Community
Poverty and homelessness affect all aspects of society, and this week we’ll be learning about a non-profit whose focus is to alleviate these things on a local level. Since 1969, Decatur Cooperative Ministry’s (DCM) mission has been to help families facing homelessness settle into safe, stable homes and build healthy lives filled with peace, hope, and opportunity. Board members Niki Morrow and Patrick Freeman talk to Jon Waterhouse about DCM’s programs. We also hear from Mike Killeen, founder of Amplify My Community, an organization that produces concerts and festivals in order to raise money for other non-profits. Its signature event is the Amplify Decatur Music Festival, and all proceeds benefit Decatur Cooperative Ministry. It will take place April 23, 2022 on the downtown Decatur Square, and will feature Ben Harper, Old Crow Medicine Show, Son Volt, The War and Treaty, S.G. Goodman, and The Mike Killeen Band.