October 6, 2010
During the month of September, Eastern’s Corporate office collected items and donations for the Celebrate Recovery Program at the Perry Correctional Institution which is a local men’s prison.
Celebrate Recovery is a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. My church, Washington Baptist located in Pelzer, SC, sponsors this program at the prison. We have volunteers that go to the prison and witness to the men helping them overcome their hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Volunteers also help prepare them for life outside of the prison after their release.
Items and donations were collected in return for wearing blue jeans on Fridays at the office. Items that were collected were Bibles, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, lotion, pens, and writing pads.