Saturday, December 8, 2012
Hopeful Way Foundation, Oxford Houses and the House of St. Francis are being supported by numerous groups in the U.S., including members of the Del Ray Club. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, two groups at Del Ray, Sunrise and Back to Basics, are taking the lead in supporting our work and “carrying the message” to Ghana. Books and materials are donated, networking is facilitated, expertise is provided and financial donations are made. Personalities at Del Ray have introduced us to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism(NIAAA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Over 20 persons from Del Ray came to our Embassy of Ghana event on September 27. We met a professional fundraiser at Del Ray who comes to our fundraising meetings at Oxford House, Inc. He also helps us with proposal writing and has expressed a willingness to come to Accra in 2013 to help set up a fundraising committee in support of the House of St. Francis. The president of the Maryland Chapter of ASAM gives us great advice and may even come to Ghana for a visit. On behalf of the recovery community in Ghana, Thank You Del Ray Club.