Ask anyone who's been there... kicking an addiction is hard. It takes time and perseverance and most of all support. Here in Grand Junction the Salvation Army has a program to help; it provides housing and everything addicts need to find success but they need your help.
The residents that live at 903 and 915 Grand Ave. are part of the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Program. The program has a high success rate but as Steve Kessler with the Salvation Army explains, the homes they live in are falling apart, “Both of these houses are in pretty bad shape, we need a lot of work to make them the way they ought to be”
The Salvation Army is working with the Home Builders Association to find contractors and suppliers to volunteer their time and donate supplies. They have found some but are in need of more. Nate Porter with Porter Homes is one of the contractors that has committed to the project but agrees that they need more help, “There are some areas on both buildings that need to be resided so we are looking for suppliers for that as well as maybe some installers.”
“We are looking for carpet help and paint help the windows are 100 years old, single pane windows and big too; they ought to be open the house is so drafty. So we're really looking for window help right now in a big way we have some commitments but we're looking for more,” says Kessler.
Organizers understand times are tough and are thankful for businesses that are able to help. If you would like to help you can call Steve Kessler with the Salvation Army at 970-260-1126.