Rev. David Lima

Homeless Population Totals 398
The number of homeless people in New Bedford has increased slightly, according to data collected in January by the city's Homeless Service Providers Network. Reverend David Lima says the count in 2017 was about 350 people living in shelters and on the street, but this year the numbers went up a little, to 398...
Gathering Tuesday
This past Saturday's horrific events in Charlottesville, Virginia have prompted a local response, as city officials, faith and community leaders and others from the Greater New Bedford area will gather Tuesday night in unity against hate and violence...
Immigration Forum Thursday
Rev. David Lima describes the immigration debate in the U.S. as being like a tennis match played with a hand grenade. No one is listening to each other, and no progress is being made. Rev. Lima, the Executive Minister of the Interchurch Council of Greater New Bedford, hopes to shed light on the immigration issue during a forum Thursday night at the Whaling Museum...
Combating Holiday Blues
Christmas is the perfect time to help others, but its something that should happen year round. That's the feeling of Reverend David Lima, the Executive Minister of the New Bedford Interchurch Council. There are many people who feel alone or can't seem to fit in this time of the year, and Reverend Lima says the rest of us shouldn't be afraid to reach out...
Homeless Count Continues
Volunteers are combing through the shelters and streets of New Bedford attempting to gather information from homeless people as part of the city's annual "Point-In-Time Homeless Count. During the kickoff on Wednesday, Mayor Jon Mitchell thanked the volunteers for their efforts...
Faith Service Marks Beginning
For the past ten years, the local faith community has come together to offer support to the city's school teachers and administrators. That tradition is set to continue as the new school year approaches.
Casino Opposition
When it comes to building a casino in New Bedford, don't expect Reverend David Lima to remain quiet. Lima, the Executive Minister of the New Bedford Interchurch Council and a long-time casino opponent, says he can understand why the idea of a casino in the Whaling City might be attractive to some...
Suicide Stats
It's called "A Day In My Shoes"  The Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk  and it will be held this Saturday in New Bedford. Rev. David Lima was a guest on the morning show today and he told us about the walk and some amazing statistics about suicide in America and Massachusetts...

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