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Brewton ministry receives grant

News Staff Report

Wade Hartley, left, presents the check to Bo Bell

New Beginnings Ministries in Brewton changes lives – not only through the services and outreach at the worship center, but also through the drug rehab programs which include an inpatient rehab facility. All are under the leadership of Pastor Bo Bell.
Recently, Atmore attorney Charles Godwin nominated the organization for a grant and encouraged Bell to submit a grant application to the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, whose mission is “Lawyers helping people.”
Because of Godwin’s nomination and Bell’s application, New Beginnings received a Thanks for Making a Difference grant in the amount of $1,500. The check was presented to Bell by attorney Wade Hartley, president of the Escambia County Bar Association.
New Beginnings Inc. / Compassion for Brewton rely on donations to fund the rehab programs.
The letter from ACJF stated the following: ” … the Foundation considers their services to be very important to their community and the individuals they serve.”
ACJF was founded in 1992 by a group of attorneys with the Alabama Association for Justice (formerly Alabama Trial Lawyers Association). The Foundation is primarily a grantmaker having awarded more than $12 million to nonprofit organizations assisting Alabama’s disadvantaged families and children.