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Phase Re-Entry participants volunteer at the Old Fort Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Members from the Rescue Mission volunteered at the Old Fort Saturday morning as a part of their Phase Re-Entry Program.

The program is a component at the Rescue Mission that serves men coming out of extended periods of incarceration.

Members recognize volunteering as a crucial component of their programming.

Under the guidance of the Old Fort’s Bob Jones, officials with the Rescue Mission say they are able to serve our city with grace and integrity.

Coordinators say events like these give members opportunities to go in the right direction.

“A lot of times their stories are told to them judges and lawyers and this is a great opportunity for their actions to really tell the true story of the change that has occured in their life.”                – David Pitcher, Phase Re-Entry Coordinator

At the Old Fort, members not only connected with the history of our region but also with their current community.

Members chopped wood, set up tents and swept buildings all while learning the story of our city.

Rodger Courtney, a Phase Re-Entry participant, says he realized that this program gave him a new perspective on life.

He goes on to say instead of just living his life he puts life in his living.

Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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