The Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce helped celebrate the grand opening of Eagle’s Wings Thrift Store located at 23536 State Highway 79 in Trafford (at the corner of Ala 79 and Spunky Hollow Road). Proceeds from the store support Eagle’s Wings Ministries, a faith-based residential transition program for men and women who have graduated from a substance abuse program or are experiencing other challenging life events.
The ministry’s founders, Pastor Phillip Jones (holding scissors) and his wife Shirley (to his right), explained that they help clients with job placement, navigate court proceedings, obtain a driver license, transportation, and GED if needed, and start down the path to financial stability. “We help them regain their sense of identity,” Pastor Jones said.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday for shopping and making donations. Phone 205- 966-2272 for more information or to arrange for pick-up.