What’s Working: Ten dollar Christmas trees help local drug treatment ministry
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — In tonights’ What’s Working, a local residential treatment center for addicted men and women has received a large donation of Christmas trees. The four hundred trees came from a local nursery. They are just selling them for just ten dollars a piece. The trees are small Frasier Firs.
The Executive Director of Mission of Hope Ministries calls the trees a “blessing.” Reverend Jim Jordan says the money will go right back into the program, which helps those addicted to alcohol and drugs. The Mission has four residential facilities where clients can stay for three months, or up to a year. The services are free of charge.
“Mission of Hope is all about helping people, but we can’t help people if they don’t help us. This nursery has done us a favor, and we are so grateful,” Reverend Jordan said.
There are many testimonies from people who have turned their lives around at the Mission of Hope. Patrick Rivers and Brittany Benton work at the Mission. They both were addicted to opiates for a decade. They say the Mission has kept them clean for years. They say that when people purchase a tree, they are actually doing so much more to help those in despair in our community.
“It keeps the doors open so that these guys and girls can get shelter, where they can learn about Jesus Christ and get clean,” Rivers said.
“I am a miracle sitting here. When you buy a tree, know you got someone out addiction, out of pure despair. I am a testimony of what this program does,” Benton said.
The trees are being sold at 7631 Highway 98 (Moffett Road) in Semmes. They are located directly across the street from the Mission of Hope Discount Furniture Store. For more information, click here.
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