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St. Matthew’s 50th Anniversary Inmate Re-Entry Project Completed
Children and adults at St. Matthew’s Family Fun Day joined in stuffing fifty-one knapsacks with toiletry items for inmates of the Adult Detention Center in Manassas. Members of the Social Ministry Committee delivered them to the Adult Detention Center the following week, along with bus tokens, food cards, and undergarments for both sexes.
Some inmates, who will be transitioning from prison life to freedom, will have few resources upon release. Many of them have mental health conditions or untreated substance abuse addictions and may not have family to whom they can return. They are also at risk for homelessness. The Detention Center staff will be determining which individuals most need the knapsacks.
The Center personnel greatly appreciated receiving these items for the transitioning inmates, and the Social Ministry Committee especially wishes to thank David Bohannon (son of Pr. David Bohannon) for his contribution of the knapsacks. This project was a true reflection of what St. Matthew’s fifty years of service to the Lord’s people have been all about.