Staff and clients at Tarzana Treatment Centers Long Beach location held a rummage sale for Haiti earthquake relief. On January 30 and 31, Karen Jennings, Crystal Clopton, and Triena Walker supervised a group of patients at our women’s facility and raised $279 for the American Red Cross. Better yet, they collected 150 pairs of shoes to be delivered to the victims of this terrible tragedy.
To put this into perspective, clients donated their unneeded clothing and household items to be sold. The clients are women in the midst of alcohol and drug treatment
who generally have very little to begin with. So even if they raised half the amount they did, it would be worthy of high praise.
The shoe donations will prove to be even more important to those suffering in Haiti according to most news reports. While every dime means another meal, water, medical care, or shelter for Haitians, shoes shield their feet from debris that is everywhere. It is hard for us to imagine, but shoes are a rare commodity in the earthquake damaged areas.
All of the donated shoes were taken to Sports Chalet in Long Beach as part of their Soles4Souls effort. An incredible total of 950,000 pairs of shoes were donated in only 2 weeks for Haiti relief. Being a part of such an outpouring of caring is helpful in recovery in many ways.
is a life-long process that reaches beyond alcohol and drug treatment. A common characteristic among alcoholics and drug addicts is self-centeredness. It is helpful in recovery to participate in activities that benefit others. Individuals can then see the reality that the world does not revolve around them.
Self-pity is another characteristic that can easily cause relapse for those in recovery. When they see that their problems are minor compared to others, like those suffering the devastation in Haiti, a sense of gratitude replaces self-pity. And an “attitude of gratitude” is necessary in successful recovery.
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