Damascus, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping men recover from addiction, will be hosting a fundraising banquet at the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6:45 p.m. Funds raised from the banquet will go toward supporting a treatment facility that the organization is looking to build to help men who are seeking a new road in life.
Dominic Willis delivers his personal testimony at the 2011 Damascus banquet. The organization is actively raising funds to build facilities on a 9-acre plot of land donated by Billy and Sammy Rogers in east Dyersburg.
The banquet will include guest speaker Hal McCarter, owner of Here's Hope. McCarter, who has been working with individuals struggling with addictions for over 30 years, is the founder of Here's Hope. He is a licensed alcohol- and drug-abuse counselor and has worked with surrounding counties to develop effective substance-abuse programs.
The program will also include messages from Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box who will discuss drugs and incarceration as well as a message from Nashville delivered by State Rep. Bill Sanderson.
There is excitement heading into the banquet as Damascus will be officially opening their thrift store "Heaven Cent" at 3175 Highway 51 South on Saturday, Nov. 3. The store will be open on Saturdays only and is expected to provide a constant revenue stream for the non-profit. Barry Hart has donated the space for the store at no cost to Damascus.
For more information about Damascus please visit www.damascusproject.org or contact the organization at (731) 334-9772.