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Recovery Program Makes Progress

Oct. 15, 2021

Since the announcement of the new recovery program for moms and their children, the preparations and excitement throughout campus have escalated into high gear.  The feedback from community leaders, individuals and organizations has been reaffirming what our Board members deduced, which was, there is a great need in this area for a recovery program that serves both moms and their children.

Tamassee’s resolve to move forward with this program has been strengthened through these voices of support.  Grace Cottage, which will house the first of our families, has been renovated with freshly painted walls, new flooring, bathroom countertops, and ceiling fans throughout. Through the efforts of the Foothills Church’s, Serve Oconee volunteers last weekend, the beds have been sanded, varnished and sealed.    When we have a need, the good Lord helps us fulfill it, and we very grateful for the work completed by these wonderful volunteers.

New siding is being installed on Faith Cottage, and Hope Cottage is undergoing internal renovations, as they will also be utilized as homes for moms and children who will be transforming their lives and futures.

Tamassee representatives are doing presentations to civic organizations, churches, and organized groups to share details about the program.  We are happy to share information with you about the many ways that you can become involved in helping moms who are committed to breaking the generational patterns of addiction, abuse, and trauma to be successful.   To schedule a speaker, please contact Missy at 864.944.1390.   Volunteers willing to mentor our moms in parenting and life skills are just one example of ways you can help.  Do you sew?  Can you lead a book club or bible study? Do you enjoy cooking and have favorite recipes you can teach our moms to prepare?   Every day, little things make huge differences as you build positive relationships with those we serve.   We look forward to speaking with you!

The 9th annual benefit golf tournament for Tamassee DAR School was held on September 28th and this year’s proceeds totaled over $28,000.   The cumulative total of proceeds over the past 9 years is over $256,000.  Thank you to Walhalla, Nathanael Greene, and Fort Prince George Chapters and all the DAR members throughout the state for their love and support of the children and families served.

Join us on Saturday, November 6th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for the 2nd annual BBQ Cook-off.  Six teams will be competing for this year’s first, second, and third place trophies.  Celebrity judges will select the winning teams prior to the BBQ lunches being sold for $10/plate.  All proceeds benefit Tamassee’s programs and services.  Music will be provided by Magic, with free horseback rides, scavenger hunt, door prize drawings, car cruise-in and more.   We hope to see you there!