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There’s a lot of talk around The Salvation Army about kids this time of year. Our legendary Christmas programs include a number of ways for do gooders to care for kids whose families can’t afford Christmas. But did you know that there are several programs which provide Christmas cheer for senior citizens who have few people in their lives left to care for their needs this time of year?

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Lost and Found in America

Submitted by on September 27, 2010 – One Comment

Lost in WoonsocketFive years ago, a documentary film crew discovered two homeless, alcoholic men living in the wilderness near Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

What happened next can only be described as an act of God’s grace.

Members of the film crew had a background in public service, so they knew exactly what they wanted to do. Both men were offered the opportunity to enter a recovery program, and they both said yes.

The filmmakers documented the journey and created a moving, real-life account of the process. Here’s a two and a half minute clip of the film they made, called Lost in Woonsocket.

Nourmand Cartier was one of the men featured in the film. He spent ten years mired in addiction, but in about two and a half months from now, Nourmand will celebrate five years of sobriety. His friend didn’t fare quite so well; he wasn’t able to stay sober.

With support from an organization called Lost and Found in America, Nourmand and the filmmakers are screening the movie for free with audiences all over the United States.

Recently, they showed the film at our Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Northern California and it deeply touched the men in our program, each of whom is on a recovery journey of his own. As a testimony to their faith in recovery, they wanted to reach out to Nourmand’s friend and give him another chance in The Salvation Army ARC program.

The Lost in Woonsocket tour continues until the end of November. Click here for a link to the list of tour stops.

If you’d like to know more about Lost and Found in America, click here.

And, hit this link to see what the Lost and Found in America blog says about the tour stop in Northern California.


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