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Read our very first edition of the GVH Alumni Newsletter by clicking the link below.  Be sure to register for any of our upcoming events, located on the right hand side of the this page.  Happy Reading!

GVH Alumni Newsletter – Volume 1


HUGE Parking Lot Sale / Fundraiser

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You may prepay for your ticket(s) by clicking on the Make a Donation link on the right hand side of this page.  In the note section, type “Ranger Game 8/12″.  We will depart from Blue Mesa Grill in Arlington @ 6pm sharp, to ride the shuttle over to Globe Life Park in Arlington.  You will receive your ticket at that time, unless you made previous arrangements.  You may also pay at the upcoming July Renewal Day.  The ticket includes the price of your shuttle ride to and from the stadium.  You may bring in a collapsible water cooler that contains water, Gatorade, etc.  Doing so will save you money as water out there costs $6.00 a bottle.   Hope to see everyone there!

Let's Go Rangers!

Let’s Go Rangers!

Progress….Not Perfection

I am reminded every now and then that “working” on something, such as your recovery, relationships, job searching, learning to live life on life’s terms; that as long as your making progress then you are doing the right thing!  That is how it’s been over the last month or so with the Garden of Hope.  It has been slow going, however we have been making progress towards our goal of finishing it up.  We have been in a “holding pattern” of a sort, waiting for various things to line up, however I am constantly reminded that all things are done in God’s perfect timing.    This is the latest picture of the area that we have been constructing since February 1, 2014.


Please consider making a donation to the Alumni HopeLine that’s tax-deductible as well. Your donation will help us finish the garden which is being built to provide a place that will help encourage others, bring inspiration to some and bring hope to those learning to live all over again, this time without the use of alcohol or mind altering substances.   Your donations will also be used to purchase needed art supplies for a new art area!

We also have a list of needed supplies if you wish to go purchase items yourself and donate in that way.  Please email the, in the subject line type “supply list”.  Make sure your contact info is in the email as well.  Someone will get back to you with where you can drop the items off or mail them.  Thank you for helping make a difference in the lives of others for generations to come!




It’s Workshop Time…

This 12 Step Workshop is just the tool you will need for your everyday toolbox!  It’s great when you are fresh into your recovery and you have all sorts of resources at hand.  However we have all seen over the past few days that if you sit on your laurels for too long that you will fall back into “relapse mode”.    Our disease is always lurking, looking for a way in.   However we also know that we have a solution and that solution is by working the 12 steps, by working with others and showing them the way.  That has always been one of primary goals is to help others and by taking part in this free workshop you will do just that!  This is going to be a great resource for you who already chair meetings and for those of you who wish to do so in the future.   Please take the poll so we can see how we can best accommodate everyone.

One other thing…please take the time to look through the entire webpage blog we have.  There are some great resources and links we have provided…but I also know we can do better.   Any suggestions, comments, feedback is always greatly appreciate in how we can help each other along.

And just to catch everyone up to speed…We did break ground this past Friday at Renewal Day and it was quite an experience and we were blessed with such great weather!  A huge shout out and BIG Thank you goes out to CCL Landscaping, who have graciously donated some of their time to help make the project such a success!  There are still many numerous things that we are in need of, such as sand, gravel and flagstone just to name a few; please contact the if you have any of these items you would like to donate.  We also have a link to the right hand side for those of you who would like to make a contribution financially to our Garden Of Hope project and many other projects, events, God Boxes, etc. we do.  Just click on the “Give Hope 2 Others” and donate, it’s that easy! Thank you for your support and helping others along in their journey of recovery!

If you are wanting to help with the garden physically, getting things together, etc. then please email us as well, with your name and a contact number and we will be sure to keep you in the loop as to when we are out there working in it.


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