Charity Challenge: Men of Nehemiah | Rebuilding Lives
December 17th, 2015 | by Michelle
Mac Robinson left his daughter almost 20 years ago to pursue his crack cocaine addiction. His journey took him to 21 different drug rehabilitation facilities, and he tried to commit suicide three times.
Today Robinson, 54, is sober and committed to building a ministry to help other men on the street. And he is trying to be a father again, a part of the life of his now 27-year-old daughter.
The reason for the turnaround in Robinson’s life is his association with Men of Nehemiah. The organization, founded by Pastor Louis Harrell in 2009, provides men a place to live, substance abuse counseling, life skills training and help finding a job. The organization houses and treats about 40 men at a time. In its short history, 30 men have graduated from the yearlong program and are employed.
The son of an Army colonel and Pentecostal minister, Harrell uses military-style training to help the men’s recovery and re-orientation of their thinking.
The winners will receive a special CultureMap digital promotion package that will allow them spread the good word about their great works.
Voting closes Dec. 29, and winners will be announced Jan. 5.
Log on to CultureMap.com and cast your vote for an outstanding organization.
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