Mariners Inn Launches 'Restore The Hope' Summer Clothing Drive for Men
Mariners is a non-profit, 24-hour, residential substance abuse facilityfor homeless men. The agency provides free shelter and substance abuserecovery services to men from across the state. Men show up sober at the timeof registration and are drug tested regularly. The men participate inindividual/group therapy, daily work details and vocational counseling. AtMariners, men get the help they need to return to society clean, sober andready to support their families and community.
This year's clothing drive runs from August 22nd to September 30th . Theagency is in need of men's toiletries, shirts, ties, dress slacks/shoes,suits, new men's undergarments and socks.
"People may be surprised to know the average age of men at Mariners is 47years-old," said Carl Bentley, board president. "Imagine how hard it is for aman to not have the dignity that comes with having decent clothing. Times maybe hard. The economy might be tight. But things are never so bad that wecannot offer our brother the extra shirt or shoes we have collecting dust inthe closet."
Mariners Inn, a 501(c)(3) non profit, is dedicated to helping homeless menwho want to be free of addiction and live a life filled with dignity andpurpose. Services include: residential substance abuse treatment,transitional housing, family counseling, alumni support, literacy, GED, andcomputer classes, vocational training and placement, and permanent housingassistance.
SOURCE Mariners Inn
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