PHFC President speaks at Trussville Day Break Rotary Club

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Doug Marshall from Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega, Alabama joined Trussville Day Break Rotary Club on Wednesday to share the good news about how the Home provides a place of healing, a path filled with hope, and a way to a brighter future to at-risk children and families from across the State of Alabama.

“Having the opportunity to increase the awareness about Presbyterian Home for Children and the life-affirming work we do means the world to our organization,” Marshall said. “Thank you to Trussville Day Break Rotary for hosting us today.”

Marshall also invited the community to support the upcoming Sweet Home Soiree to be held on April 2 at The Club in Birmingham. The Soirée will honor the late Tom Winter and his wife Patti and their ministry through the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley.  “Both Tom and Patti always modeled immeasurable love in action for at-risk children, youth, and families over a lifetime of service in addition to being generous and devoted supporters of the Home,” Marshall said.

The Soiree will feature a plated dinner, live music, silent auction, and live auction. The live auction will be conducted by Jack Granger #873.

Anyone interested in attending or serving as a table host can visit the event’s webpage for more information:  https://shsbirmingham.swell.gives/.

Presbyterian Home for Children is one of few organizations in the state caring for Alabama’s homeless boys and girls, along with their female caregivers in its Secure Dwellings Program. In its Residential Moderate Care Therapeutic Program, the Home also serves teenage girls who have previously experienced extreme trauma and or neglect.  In addition, the Home serves young female adults in crisis through its Transition to Adult Living Program and families in crisis over seven counties through its In-Home Intensive Services, Family Bridges. Our Ascension Leadership Academy features a fully Cognia-accredited academic curriculum focusing on academics and leadership for our residential children and youth in addition to children and youth from the community.

Trussville Rotary Day Break Club is a 25-year-old community service organization that has taken on many projects and served the community and beyond in many ways.  Some of those projects include weekly reading with Paine Elementary students, serving lunch to the families at Camp Smile-a-Mile, hanging yellow bows at City Hall for Veterans’ Day, providing financial assistance to a missions team providing water to Hondurans, recognizing a monthly student and teacher of the month, awarding scholarships to deserving students in the area, and much more! There are almost 50 members who meet for breakfast on Wednesday morning at Spare Time Entertainment (3600 Roosevelt Blvd.). Contact Trussville Rotary Day Break Club for a current meeting schedule.

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