Alcorn County’s new residential drug recovery home now has a name.

That’s according to Living Free Ministries founder Tommy Wilson whose vision to create such is finally coming to fruition with the fall opening of The Freedom Center.

Wilson said the public is invited to a kickoff dinner for The Freedom Center next week where details will be shared concerning the home, its leadership team and staff.

“The dinner will be a time for us to gather and share this wonderful blessing – I’m so happy to finally be moving forward with a residential drug recovery home right here in the Corinth area,” Wilson told the Daily Corinthian.

Set for Wednesday, March 17 at The Woodlands of Farmington located at 387A CR 218 near the Central School Road and Farmington Road intersection in Corinth. The event will include a dinner catered by Chief Ben Betts.

Wilson announced Living Free Ministries’ intentions to open the home late last year. He located and worked to purchase the the former seventh day adventist school located at 42 County Road 278 off U.S. 72 near the Crossroads Motor Speedway in eastern Alcorn County.

The 4,000 square foot building sits on three acres with enough space for expansion. Plans are to house 12 men struggling with drugs, alcohol and other life controlling issues find freedom, healing and deliverance through Jesus Christ. The men will be introduced to a 12 week program at the home where staff will be present at all times.

The leadership team overseeing the project and its operation include Wilson, Bobby Capps, Wesley Jackson and Ralph Callens, who will act as manager and live at the facility.

Wilson said the purchase price of the building was $105,000 and more is needed for repairs and remodeling.

“Because of the wonderful donations made by community members we have been able to purchase the building,” said Wilson. “Now we need to raise about $40,000 for the remodel.”

Enough cash for been secured to start a roof project on the building next month.

Monetary donations can be mailed to PO Box 224, Corinth, MS 38835. An online donation option is available at livingfreecorinth.com. For more information, contact Wilson at 662-603-9829.

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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