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Every year, the Adult and Teen Challenge of Billings holds their Trees for Hope fundraiser



Billings, Montana – Here in Billings, the men at Adult and Teen Challenge are attempting to sell enough trees to raise funds for their faith-based programs for recovering from addiction.

Ryan Clubb, Campus Director of the Billing site, stated that in order to meet their $30.000 target, they hope to sell 650 trees this year. According to Clubb, the organization bears the expense to ensure that no one’s rehabilitation is impeded since they do not want anyone to be prevented from recovering due to financial difficulties.

Nearly 79.000 Montanans suffer from substance use disorders, according to the Montana Substance Use Disorder Task Force.

According to Ryan, the organization must offer useful materials that promote healing.

He said, “This is a huge fundraiser for us because it can provide a significant amount for our budget going into next year and it’s important for us to end the year strong here at Adult and Teen Challenge, we operate off of the kindness of churches and people that believe in our ministry, so finishing strong as we go into 2024 is a really big deal for us.”

Chris Greer, the outreach director for the Billings facility, stated that he has been clean for three years after finishing the program and that he wants other people to find success in their recovery.

He said, “Part of my job as the outreach director is to reach the broken and the lost and tell them that there is a way out. If I make it out, then anybody can make it out, but it takes God and it takes help from others…We don’t charge anybody money if they don’t have it or insurance, and it’s important to come out and support your community by buying a Christmas Tree and do some good at the same time.”

According to Adult and Teen Challenge, their goal is to make hope accessible to anybody battling addiction. The charity will be selling trees until December 22nd at Power of Abundant Recovery on Lewis Avenue and the Faith Chapel parking lot off Shiloh Road, especially during the Christmas season.

Additionally, in collaboration with neighborhood organizations, Adult and Teen Challenge Pacific Northwest will provide Christmas trees to 100 underprivileged families this holiday season.

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