Restoration Storehouse’s Community meeting on March 19 was a huge success. Ron Fairley, the executive director, presented how this collective will serve as a “one-stop-shop” for our community. Among the crowd of over 60, were several Rockdale County elected officials: Commissioner Doreen Williams, Commissioner Sherri Washington, City Council Member Jacob Bailey, and Board of Education Member Heather Duncan.

Restoration Storehouse’s website details its purpose: “We help families and individuals in Rockdale and surrounding counties transform to a better life through our collaboration of 12 core non-profit partners. The odds are better when organizations collaborate to give those in need a hand up. We are reaching out to people in need who face educational/economic/social/emotional issues or are at risk of unemployment, underemployment, homelessness, as well as people desiring to serve, such as nonprofits, social service agencies, the business community, churches, and individuals.”

Director Ron Fairley said that this initiative isn’t all about the money, “It’s all about the people. If we do this right, we will make an economic impact.” Each core partner presented the services which they will be providing. Currently, these include Atlanta Regional Commission, BOLD ministries, Eckerd Connects, Mercy Heart Clinic, New Covenant Fellowship, One Heart Ministries, Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families, Partners in Community Action, Rockdale Emergency Relief, Phoenix Pass, Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale, and ViewPoint Health.

Also, the supporting partners include The Beech Foundation, LightHouse Village, Phoenix Pass, The Father’s House, Excel Global Outreach, 3D Community Development Enterprises and Deirdra Cox-former Brand Bank Exec. and Community Reinvestment Act.

Fairly said, “We are open to more partners who would like to join us.” For more information, visit www.restoration.storehouse.org or contact Ron at rfairley@restorationstorehouse.org.