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The Anchorage thankful for community support

First, I want to say "thank you," Jennifer Parks and The Albany Herald, for the wonderful front page article "'Anchor Open' set to benefit The Anchorage," which appeared in the April 23 edition. Your support of The Anchorage and helping us get the word out about AnchorOpen is very much appreciated!

Secondly, I would like to clarify one item stated in the article. The statement reads "... there is the hope of ... possibly adding a treatment component for women." Actually, what I stated about this is that while that had been considered a future possibility at one time, with GraceWay Recovery Residence providing similar services for women in the Albany area, it is no longer considered an active need.

Albany is very fortunate to have GraceWay providing comprehensive faith-based recovery services for women. The Anchorage has no current plans or intentions to establish such services for women. We enjoy a mutually supportive relationship with GraceWay and very much appreciate the help that they afforded The Anchorage last year after a storm rendered one of our dorms unusable for a time.

Finally, on behalf of the Board of Directors, the staff, and the men of The Anchorage and their families I want to thank the Southwest Georgia community for your continued support of The Anchorage. Because of your wonderful support we are able to continue to build on our 59 years of providing hope through a Christ-centered residential program for men who have experienced the ravages of alcoholism and drug addiction.

M. KEITH GAINES

Albany

EDITOR'S NOTE: M. Keith Gaines is executive director of The Anchorage.