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NEWS MAY 2021 Fam i l y Own e d a n d Operated Since 1974 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY PO B o x 5 1 5 9 Y o u n g s t own OH 4 4 5 1 4 1 - 8 0 0 - 3 2 1 - 7 4 7 9 On l i n e a t www . n om i s p u b l i c a t i o n s . c om P r e v i o u s l y P u b l i s h e d a s t h e Y B N e w s • S t i l l t h e P l a c e f o r Y o u r N e w s ! The Judith Roth Studio Collection 800 • 413 • 4455 BLACK HISTORY and Culture calendar FRONT PAGE - BH - JULY 2022.qxp_Layout 1 3/2/21 2:07 PM Page 1 Vaughn Greene Funeral Services Celebrates 25 Years in the Baltimore Community BALTIMORE,MD— Vaughn Greene Funeral Services is cel- ebrating its 25th year of service and humanitarianism in the Bal- timore area. Founded in 1996, the firm is well-known for its phi- losophy of service, fellowship, and philanthropy. Vaughn Greene Funeral Servic- es was founded by Vaughn C. Greene, president, licensed fu- neral director, and pastor. Mr. Greene became interested in mor- tuary services at the young age of 16, when he landed his first job for a funeral home in Balti- more City. He was responsible for washing fleet vehicles and helping to maintain the grounds. “Even then, I felt that this was my calling,” says Mr. Greene. “Having that role model of en- trepreneurship and business man- agement was something I hadn’t been previously exposed to, but I knew I wanted it to be part of my future. That experience truly served as my inspiration.” Mr. Greene opened the doors to a single location at 5151 Bal- timore National Pike in 1996. At the time, funeral providers in mi- nority communities were typical- ly small, mom and pop operations with routine processes and com- mon events. Mr. Greene recog- nized the opportunity to provide quality, personalized funeral ex- periences combined with superior customer care, elevated service of- ferings, and gracious surroundings. Today, Vaughn Greene Funeral Services operates six locations in multiple states. “Mr. Greene - who is of course, my father - is really an incredible example of how to operate in business with in- tegrity and compassion,” says Brittney Greene, vice pres- ident of operations and a licensed mortician who’s been F uneral S ervice F oundation and ICCFA E ducational F oundation Team up to Launch Veteran Recruiting Initiative, Benefitting Entire Deathcare Profession Connecting mission-driven veterans to a profession that is driven by a mission to serve is at the heart of the joint collaboration be- tween the ICCFA Educational Foundation and the Funeral Service Foundation. The two non-profit organizations have teamed up to launch “Journey to Serve,” an initia- tive aimed at recruiting veterans for employ- ment throughout the deathcare profession. “Our two organizations came together to address an ongoing challenge that funeral ser- vice professionals continue to face: recruit- ing and retaining capable, focused staff,” said Foundation chair Anthony Guerra and IC- CFA Educational Foundation president Jim Price in a joint statement. “Military veterans embody the same strength of character that so often defines a funeral service professional. Through ‘Journey to Serve,’ we are honored to connect veterans with meaningful work that aligns with the values at the core of their mili- tary service, and at the same time, provide the profession with the tools and resources to re- cruit and retain talented employees.” Funded equally by both foundations, and endorsed by ICCFA and NFDA, the initia- tive features tools and resources to aid in veteran recruitment on a local, regional and national scale. A promotional video offers a sneak peek: Virtual Kick-Off Funeral professionals were invited for a first look at the initiative during a virtual kick-off event held on April 22. Lisa Rosser, CEO of The Value of a Veteran delivered a key- note on “Regard, Recruit, Retain: 5 Reasons That Hiring Veterans Makes Good Business Continued on Page A28 Continued on Page A28 Classified Ads Shipping Directory Index of Advertisers