Martinsburg Renew is a grassroots ministry focused on building up the community by giving everyone opportunities for enrichment. Our hopes are to build a giant network that will make sure that everyone who needs or wants an opportunity for enrichment (be it recreational activity, social opportunity, employment, or addictions
counseling) can be directed to the appropriate agency/organization. Where certain initiatives and programs don't exist, we plan on providing them.
Our first project is to establish a Martinsburg Interwoven Community Center. The center will incorporate three facets: a business center, a social center, and an addictions treatment center. This
|The Interwoven/Dunn Woolen Mills Factory|
1) A business center that will focus on bringing attention to Downtown Martinsburg, revitalizing the economy from the center out. It will also give small, local businesses the opportunity to present their services and products risk-free.
2) A social center that will provide activities and information to people of all ages. The Martinsburg Social Center will provide teens and young adults with recreational activities for free. It will coordinate community organizations so that people can get information and all the help available to them.
3) A substance abuse treatment center. The Interwoven Life Treatment Center will focus on those gripped with addiction in our community. It will be a year-long, faith-based, residential program. Based on numerous successful models, it will not only try to break people free of addiction but help them shape themselves into productive citizens who have earned the right to be readmitted into society.
Founder: Andrew J. Garcia says,
of nowhere for two years before moving into Frederick City. When I was 18 I went to college for two years in Indiana before I enlisted in the Marines. I got out when I was 25 and moved back to the Baltimore area and got married to my wife, Jen. We were there for two years before we moved to Martinsburg to begin work as a police officer. We now have four boys (two whom are our nephews we've raised for the past eight years): Brad, 22; Bailey, 19; Jayden, 7; and Lex, 2.
|At the block party|
Many thanks to Officer Andrew Garcia for your tireless work as one of our city's finest police officers and for your work in helping our community and those suffering from drug addiction.
Thank you also for sharing your story today with the readers of The Chronicles of Loving a Heroin Addict. Because of your work here in our community, I now have a renewed look at those officers who are out in our community and care about those with substance abuse problems. God Bless you as you continue your work in our community with renewed hope and healing for our locals suffering from substance abuse problems.
I hope that after reading that you will please visit his website @ Martinsburg Renew or his Facebook Page @ Martinsburg Renew for more upcoming events from Officer Garcia and Martinsburg Renew. Martinsburg Renew has an event planned for May. It is the Martinsburg Multicultural Potluck. Visit the Facebook page at Martinsburg Multicultural Potluck for more information on this event
So let me know what you think about this post, about a police officers tireless work helping those less fortunate and those suffering from substance abuse problems in our community. Leave a comment. I hope that return on Monday for the letter N when my post will be Into the Neighborhood: Boot's on the Ground
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