House of Hope looks to ‘catch up’ on 2020

Published 5:39 pm Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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The prayers and financial contributions the House of Hope in Brundidge received during 2019 were the primary reasons the lady graduates excelled as they graduated from the residential center to the transition home in Brundidge.

Alicia Carroll, House of Hope director, expressed appreciation for the support that has made it possible to continue to serve as a recovery home for women with addictions during this unprecedented time in America’s history.

Carroll said it is always difficult to mention monetary needs but there are times when it is necessary.

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She shared the story of pastor who had a problem mentioning money from the pulpit.

“One Sunday, the pastor placed a bottle of ketchup on the pulpit in hopes that members of the congregation would take the hint and give in order to ‘catch up,’” Carroll said. “The year 2020 has caused us to do catch up.”

Carroll said church services, banquets and other avenues of support were canceled as a result of COVID-19.

“This has caused a huge loss in revenue for the House of Hope,” she said. “We are so thankful that we had money from last year’s banquet to keep us going, but additional funds are now desperately needed.”

The House of Hope 2020 banquet scheduled for November 10 has now been canceled. “All of us at the House of Hope and with Adult Teen Challenge were looking forward to having fellowship and food around the table,” Carroll said. “However, we cannot allow a natural problem to hinder the spiritual power of life transformation. The Pike County community has been so faithful in its support of the House of Hope. It is our belief that the response to our needs will be met. Every day, there are stories shared of God’s amazing power to transform lives. Pike Countians have been an important part of the stories of the ladies here at the House of Hope. We don’t have adequate words to express our appreciation.”

For more information, about the House of Hope and ways to help, call 205-440-9712.  Donations may be mailed to House of Hope, 305 South Main, Brundidge, AL 36010.