Calhoun, Ga. -- Halstead/Metroflor created an addiction crisis team and a nonprofit organization to raise funds for combating addiction. The goal is to provide rehabilitation scholarships to families who otherwise would not be financially able to support their loved ones suffering from Substance Addiction Disorders (SADs).
The Halstead/Metroflor Addiction Crisis (HMAC) Team intends to raise $500,000 over the next two years through a “Save an Addict. Save a Family” Go Fund Me page and other activities, which will be matched dollar for dollar by Metroflor/Halstead for a total goal of $1 million. The HMAC Team is also committed to tearing down misconceptions about addiction through education.
“We have turned our efforts to this cause because it not only affects the individual suffering from SADs, it ultimately can tear apart the entire family,” said Paul Eanes, vice president of business development, Metroflor.
Eanes knows from personal experience the destructive results of addiction to families. “One of my daughters became an alcoholic two years ago,” Eanes added. “Fortunately, we were financially able to send her to seven months of rehab, and she is on the road to recovery. However, the wounds that the entire family suffered from are still there, and every day is a slow step in the right direction.”
In partnership with The Blanchard Institute, Halstead/Metroflor is committed to raising $1 million in donations through a 501c3 partnership with “Faith in Four: Recovery, Prevention, Education and Treatment.” Contributions will fund scholarships to rehabilitation facilities for those in need who cannot otherwise afford treatment, to the following organizations: The Blanchard Institute (Charlotte, N.C.); Damascus Road Recovery (Covington, Ga.); Genesis Ministries (Kennesaw, Ga.); and Hope House (Port Jefferson, N.Y.).
“Given that the typical insurance deductible cost to families for addiction rehabilitation is $8,000, the HMAC team hopes to reach the goal of $1 million to provide scholarships for 125 families. In theory that could save 125 lives and 125 families,” Eanes said.