Perry Wellness Center has partnered with many other non-profit organizations, churches, and civic groups to lend a hand to area needs. By sharing the load, we feel that we are not only helping the community, but paying it forward because of all the support we have received. It is also important to demonstrate the power of giving to those in a recovery program.
One recent partner is We Go Global, an inter-denominational missions agency specializing in short-term mission trips. The organization works with a variety of church denominations and schools, as well as other groups such as college fraternities, and even groups without a formal religious affiliation. They all work toward a common goal: sharing with others in different communities the love of God.
We Go Global is comprised largely of volunteers and missionaries, many of whom are part-time. The organization does not have full-time employees in offices that would crate large administrative overhead. Instead, everyone wears several hats and may be called upon to do many things. Utilizing volunteer efforts is an important part of getting its mission accomplished.
On several occasions, the management of We Go Global and leadership staff of Perry Wellness Center have worked together on the problem of the group’s outgrown facilities. The organization maintains a 4,000-square-foot office/boarding complex on Taylor Street here in Americus. As an increasing number of students visit Americus and the surrounding area, the need for additional space grows. Currently, staff and volunteers are tackling increased bedroom space for youth volunteers.
Both staff and peers have been involved in the effort. But it’s not all work. During past visits, Perry Wellness Center peers have issued sports challenges to We Go Global volunteers.
As market manager and organizational liaison Phyllis Smith explains, “We are always excited to welcome staff and volunteers from Go Global to Perry Wellness Center. We try to offer them a Southern welcome and encourage them to come back.”
We appreciate the opportunity to be just a small part of their community mission and to provide meaningful volunteer experience to our peers.
In the photo above, Jantwan Twiggs of Perry Wellness Center and Mick Patterson of We Go Global assemble bunk beds in a newly created bedroom at the latter group’s Taylor Street location.