June-July News

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Florida Association of Recovery Residences Certified!

 

 

 

We are proud announce that Beauty for Ashes is the first and only Women's Recovery Home in Manatee/Sarasota Counties to meet all requirements under FS.397.487 as a FARR Certified Residence.

Certified Recovery Residence Administrator certificate!

 

 

 

Debbi was able to get certified as a Certified Recovery Residence Administrator, one of the many requirements toward the FARR certification for Beauty for Ashes.

Beautiful cross behind beautiful ladies!

 

 

 

 

Our master craftsman friend, Verlin, hand-made a beautiful cross for the home out of an exotic red wood.  We are grateful for his masterpiece!

April-May News

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May 25, 2017 7pm - 9pm

West Bradenton Baptist Church

1305 43rd St W, Bradenton

You are invited to the Beauty for Ashes first annual Dessert Social & Silent Auction

Dessert is Complimentary * Casual Attire
Testimonies * Silent Auction * Raffle * Entertainment

Auction items include: 4 trips from AmFund ($4,000 ea.), 4 SeaWorld Tickets ($426), 4 SeaWorld Aquatica Tickets ($252), 4 Rays tickets ($100 value), Publix gift card ($100 value), Stampin Up ($200), Meal Certificates to several local restaurants, hair salons, and many more wonderful items..

An opportunity to make a financial gift will be extended.
All proceeds benefit Beauty for Ashes Women’s Recovery Home

Only three weeks away - Mark your calendar!

Please send RSVP email to [email protected] or use the facebook event so we can get an accurate attendance count.

Danielle gets her 6-month chip!

Krystal gets her 9-month chip!

DanielleT and Anna gets their 1-year chip!

Loving the Lord and celebrating their recovery!  Danielle picked up her 6-month milestone chip at Celebrate Recovery in April,  and in May Krystal picked up her 9-month chip, and DanielleT and Anna got their 1-year chips!

Great job ladies!!

Sarah Baptized at Good Life Church

Ready to head to church

Great Easter service at Good Life Church and Sarah was Baptized, publicly professing her faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior!

Debbi is now a CRRA!

Debbi is officially a Florida Certified Recovery Residence Administrator (CRRA)!  This professional certification is a very important first step in the certifying Beauty for Ashes under the Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR).

Congratulations Debbi - keep up the great work!!

February-March News

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May 25, 2017    7pm - 9pm
West Bradenton Baptist Church
1305 43rd St W, Bradenton

Spring Fling Dessert Social & Silent Auction

You are invited to the Beauty for Ashes first annual Dessert Social & Silent Auction

Dessert is Complimentary * Casual Attire
Testimonies * Silent Auction * Raffle * Entertainment

An opportunity to make a financial gift will be extended.
All proceeds benefit Beauty for Ashes Women’s Recovery Home

Mark your calendar!

Please send RSVP email to [email protected] or use the facebook event so we can get an accurate attendance count.

Church Rummage Sale

February Rummage Sale

We had a successful and fun rummage sale in February!
Okay, we could have lived without the rain in the afternoon but it was still a great day. Thank you very much to the pastors at Resonate Life Church for allowing us to use the parking lot - excellent location! Our volunteers were fantastic and weathered the rain storm in the afternoon!

Building a Fence

The Fence is Up!

The fence is up at the Beauty for Ashes home!
Thanks to Doug, Jed, and Craig from Church of Hope for volunteering their time and applying their skills. They made it look easy and put a privacy fence up in only a few hours!

January News

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Rummage Sale Feb. 18 - Save the Date!

We'll be holding our semi-annual Rummage Sale on Feb. 28 starting at 7am in the Resonate Life Church parking lot, 1820 53rd Ave. W., Bradenton.

Please pass the word to your family and friends!  All money raised will go directly to Beauty for Ashes operating expenses.

If you have anything you'd like to donate for the sale please send us an email at [email protected]  It would work best for us if you can keep your items until the week of Feb. 12 since we don't have much storage space.

Hope Against Heroin

Thank you to Pastor Raul and West Bradenton Baptist Church for hosting this event.  They are committed to raise awareness of the drug problem we have in our community.  They sponsored a 5K run, lots of activities for the kids, a car wash and Farmer's Pantry.  Beauty for Ashes was blessed to participate along with other local ministries - all trying to provide help in the community.

Celebrating a Milestone

Krystal is now a licensed CNA!  She focused and studied hard to pass the exam. Congratulations on the start of a new career Krystal!

In Line at Winter Jam

Winter Jam 2017

This was a spectacular event!  The girls really enjoyed Winter Jam in January.  Talk about LOUD!  Saw some great artists including Crowder, Britt Nicole, Tenth Avenue North, Andy Mineo, Colton Dixon, Newsong, OBB, and Sarah Reeves.  Also heard a good Word from Sadie Robertson and Tony Nolan.  Great night praising the Lord!

Bradenton Herald Interview with BFA Girls

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The Bradenton Herald drawing attention to he heroin epidemic in Manatee/Sarasota counties – Front page of Sunday edition, interviewed Krystal and Denise regarding their experiences. Hannah Morse did a great job on the article. Unfortunately the front page and full 2nd page of the newspaper didn’t mention the girls’ belief that their recovery fully depends on Jesus Christ but that said, I’ll hand it to them for Hannah’s focus on the epidemic in this area.

http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/heroin-epidemic/article121726243.html

Rummage Sale

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We held a rummage sale on Saturday 10/22 and it went great!  We raised over $1,000!  We really appreciate all of the support and have a special thank you for Patty, Susi, Debbi, John, and the BFA girls for all the effort pulling it off.

Running the Rummage Sale
Running the Rummage Sale
Lots of traffic
Lots of traffic
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