The mission of the Halstead/Metroflor Addiction Crisis Charity (HMAC), in effect since July 2019, initially was to raise funds to fight the disease of addiction, which has grown to epic proportions during the pandemic and is often exacerbated by co-occurring mental illness. Now the nonprofit HMAC organization has been renamed HMTX Cares with the dual purpose of also funding mental health organizations, in addition to their current support of addiction rehabilitation, aftercare and education facilities.
Those who want to support the HMTX Cares expanded scope are invited to join the November 18th Golf Tournament & Fundraiser, Fields Ferry, in Calhoun, Georgia. For more details and to sign up, click on the link below.
They made the decision to also fund mental health organizations in addition to fighting the disease of addiction because the two conditions are inextricably related. More than 37% of people struggling with substance abuse disorders also suffer from major mental health problems, also made much worse by the pandemic lockdowns. Now the charity will also support the National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.
The HMTX Cares Golf Tournament on November 18th will draw attention to the new dual purpose and to continue the group’s fundraising efforts, which to date have raised over $320,000 toward our ultimate goal of $500,000 by July 1, 2022. HMTX CEO Harlan Stone has agreed to match the funds that HMTX Cares raises.
Learn more about the agency partners/ beneficiaries along with their new mission by visiting HMTX Cares or emailing Hmtxcares@hmtx.global