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As 2017 comes to an end, we look back over the preceding months with gratitude and look to the new year with hope.
The Flynn Christian Fellowship home, a United Way of Wilson agency that provides a rehabilitation program for men with substance use issues, has much to be grateful for this year and this holiday season.
Wilson businesses and other nonprofits have opened their doors to our residents with job and volunteer opportunities, citizens have been generous with their financial, food and other donations, and we have felt wanted and loved by all.
The holidays can be especially tough on our men, many of whom are away from their families as they continue their recovery. Several families and organizations have reached out to the Flynn Home this December to help us create a Christmas atmosphere.
The Flynn Home residents and board of directors would especially like to thank Mary Alice Dunn for the gift of a large Christmas tree that can be used year after year; the Breakfast Optimist Club of Wilson for donating a live Christmas tree which now shines brightly through a central second floor window; Wayne and Amy Skinner for the generous gift of decorations for our trees; and the church community as a whole for its ongoing and tireless support.
On behalf of everyone involved in the Flynn Home’s mission, we thank the Wilson community for all of its support and we wish all a joyous Christmas and a blessed New Year.
The writer is director of the Flynn Christian Fellowship Home.