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Masterpiece Ministries kicks off building project with fundraiser

Masterpiece Ministries of Arkansas, the non-profit women’s recovery home, will be starting construction soon on a new drug and alcohol treatment center in Western Arkansas. To kick off the project they are having a huge yard sale in Mount Ida and are asking for donations from churches, individuals and businesses.

Brent Furr, President and spokesperson for Masterpiece Ministries said, “We are getting donations from as far away as Hot Springs because people understand the necessity for this facility. Right now, there are virtually no treatment facilities for women in the area with drug and alcohol problems. Whether it
is methamphetamine, opioid addiction or alcoholism, women in this area desperately need help and many are mothers with children so recovery means helping those kids as well.”

Masterpieces Ministries is converting part of a church into a treatment home that will house approximately fifteen women at a time. Furr said, “We could build a place to house a hundred and fifty women and still fall far short of helping all the women who need recovery, but we have to start somewhere and that’s what we are doing. We are starting now and will grow as God will allow.”

As a new organization they said the one thing they need most now are volunteers. So far, the entire project has been run with volunteers with no paid staff. MMOA receives no government funds and relies totally upon the community for support which includes

churches, businesses and concerned citizens who want to make a real positive impact on the community.

The yard sale will be held in downtown Mount Ida across from the police department on July 30-Aug 1 from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM daily. All donations will be tax deductible as they have already received their 501(c)(3) non-profit status from the IRS. Besides the sale they will also take donations for a barbecue lunch with drinks and will have Hope Watermelons for sale.

“We are a faith-based project”, Furr added. “Our home is not going to take the band-aid approach to recovery that traditional treatment centers are known for which is thirty days in and in thirty days they are out with no skills or support to handle their problems. We are going to help women rebuild new lives and any rebuilding takes time. We are blessed to have volunteers on our staff who have recovered from addiction and are now two years clean and sober, we even have people who have thirty years sobriety who have walked the walk and are wanting to help others and show them how to do it.”

Furr urged the community to get involved. They are a non-denominational organization and people from diverse backgrounds and experiences are coming together. They need donations, sponsors and volunteers. To get involved call 870-867-1945 or go to their web-site ​www.MMOAR.org​.

For more info contact Brent Furr 870-867-1945 or email info@masterpieceministriesas.org

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