After a successful 13th year so far, the Corinth non-residential faith-based addiction recovery program has several specific needs for the summer.
The organization plans to provide more than 3,000 meals over the three months at a cost of about $4,500, install new LED lighting in the Living Free kitchen and meeting area at a cost of about $2,000 and fullfill regular summer operation needs for about $8,500.
“Everything we need this summer comes to a total of $15,000,” said founder Tommy Wilson. “We believe the Lord has provided for Living Free for the last 13 years, and He will provide this summer as well.”
Wilson said the LED lighting project at their campus building on Highway 72 is very important.
“We have estimated a high return on long-term savings on our electricity bill if we can replace our current lighting system with the more efficient LED lighting,” he said.
So far, 2017 has been an unbelievable year at Living Free, according to the founder.
“We stand in awe of the way the Lord has used Living Free,” said Wilson. “We are meeting with more folks than ever and we are hosting 18 meetings a week. Our meals on Monday and Thursday nights are feeding more people than ever before and we are helping about 15 people a month get into the Home of Grace residential programs to get the long term help they need.”
Wilson said the ministry has been able to continue because of the donations from the community.
“It is the giving from this great community that allows Living Free to operate and to provide so many needs for all the families we are meeting with,” he added. “This community deserves the thanks for helping Living Free get to where it is today and for getting us to where we are headed in the future.”
Wilson is also excited about his program’s upcoming Home of Grace alumni night.
Set for August 3, Home of Grace Executive Director Josh Barton will be in Corinth to help Living Free celebrate the more than 300 local men and women who have entered and graduated from the Home of Grace program.
Located in Vancleave on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Home of Grace provides Living Free with residential addiction recovery.
“Living Free is such an important partner for the Home of Grace,” said Barton. “Tommy Wilson and his team are filling a critical gap for addiction recovery programs in both intervention and long term accountability.”
(For more information and to donate, visit livingfreecorinth.com or contact 662-603-9829.)