Redeeming Grace Ministries (RGM) is hosting a community Memorial event on March 6, 2022, 3-5 EST/2-4 CST, at The Upper Room Church, 3640 55th St, Valley, AL 36854
Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
Every year on March 6 people across the world remember those whose lives were lost due to overdose. A day that is now known as BLACK BALLOON DAY. This day has become a national and international day that brings awareness to the deaths that stemmed from an overdose. Sadly the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. is drug overdose. Black Balloon day helps to bring awareness by creating unity and providing support for those in addiction as well as the families impacted by addiction.
Black Balloon Cutouts will be available to write loved ones' names on who were lost to overdose. Balloons will be taped to a board similar to a Wall of Remembrance. Speakers will also share hope with those grieving.
About Redeeming Grace Ministries
Redeeming Grace Ministries offers a residential program in East Alabama for women who are transitioning out of correctional facilities or rehabilitation programs. Our mission is to train and equip people to live a life of everlasting recovery through Jesus. We have found that the transitional living phase is vital for people who desire to transform their lives and live as thriving, contributing citizens. Our goal is to give women the opportunity to learn and practice the skills that result in long-term restoration and recovery. We utilize professional care providers, job skills training, and classes focused on recovery, spiritual growth, budgeting, relationships, and life skills to enable our residents to rebuild their lives on a solid foundation.
Regarding the ministry, Lara Potts, Founder and Executive Director, explains, “We believe that the Lord has called us to teach women in a hands-on way how to live transformed lives that only Jesus makes possible! We are committed to helping those who often feel forgotten, with dignity and sharing with them the love and hospitality of Christ. Recovery is more than an individual pursuit. We need the community, local churches, and private donors to partner with us.”