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June 29, 2021

East Union grand opening celebration!

All are invited to the grand opening of Common Heart’s new East Union Empowerment Center, 6022 Marshville Boulevard, in Marshville from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 15.  The Union County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. and Common Heart will provide a […]
June 24, 2021

Dynamic duo graduate from Getting Ahead and earn GEDs in same week!

When Ruth Perez signed up for Common Heart’s Getting Ahead focus group it was during a very stressful time. Her Mom was in the hospital with COVID, she was working toward her GED, and her family had been without water for three months because they couldn’t pay the bill. She […]
June 17, 2021

Volunteer vies for ‘Mr. Fitness’ title and $20K donation

Common Heart has the chance to WIN $20,000 thanks to a pledge from one of our own volunteers who is participating in an online fitness contest. Long-time volunteer and personal trainer, Emmett Ballard, is competing to be named Mr. Fitness in Muscle & Fitness magazine. The grand prize is $20,000 […]
June 3, 2021

Free tax service success despite pandemic

Our free income tax service volunteers filed 282 income tax returns this year despite challenges from the pandemic. The free service assisted residents in receiving $463,432 in total refunds and saved them an estimated total of $42,300 in tax return fees.  This was the 10th year Common Heart has offered […]