BRC Men Give Back

BRC-Men-at-Habitat-Site-on-April-30,-2015

Men’s program at BRC Recovery

On April 30th I had the pleasure of watching the residents of the Men’s program at BRC Recovery participate in a community service project. We spent all day at a Habitat for Humanity build-site in Manor, TX.  The men tackled all types of job, from picking up trash and painting cabinets to putting up fences and framing windows.

Before arriving at the build-site, I knew there would be varying degrees of confidence and different skill sets among the residents. However, I was not prepared to witness the evidence of transformation in each of these men’s lives that I don’t get to see as clearly during the day-to-day interaction while going through the BRC program…they grabbed the opportunity to make a difference and to be of full service in a positive and helpful way in the community.

The Site Manager from Habitat shared with me how impressed he was by the hard work and dedication he saw from our residents and how genuinely they shared about the program at BRC.  Giving these men opportunities to put aside their own troubles and to work alongside others for a common goal is the perfect adjunct to what the BRC program teaches. Being of service is a manifestation of working the complete 12 steps during residency at BRC Recovery. Service work is an opportunity to give back what has been so freely given to us.

I am grateful I was able to participate with our residents in serving our community, and for the new perspective about each of these men I was given through this experience.

 

Doug Hauck & Gerard BerensDoug Hauck
Recovery Manager
BRC Men’s Program