Freedom Fighters: Birmingham’s Shepherd’s Fold Ministry
Celebrating 30 years of ministry, Shepherd’s Fold, Inc. was founded in 1986 to help individuals released from prison find complete freedom. The Birmingham based ministry teaches men and women how to make positive life-choices, ultimately becoming a contributing member of our community. Each participant is provided room and board along with a Bible-based plan to achieve freedom through a six-month time frame. Along with required classes and church attendance, members are additionally assisted in finding a job and obtaining a driver’s license. The ministry currently has twenty-five residents in the program and with additional funding could serve more.
Shepherd’s Fold Board of Directors President, Jack Hausen, speaks passionately about the ministry while expressing needs from the Birmingham community. “Readers can help this ministry by giving gently-used ladies and men clothing and personal hygiene items so that we may help those that are less fortunate,” said Hausen. Another way to give to Shepherd’s Fold ministry is by attending their 30th Annual Fundraising Banquet on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Briarwood Presbyterian Church. The event’s special guest is former Alabama and NFL football player Bobby Humphrey, who by the age of 22 was named NFL Rookie of the Year, played in a Super Bowl and made a Pro Bowl appearance. Humphrey will share with the audience his amazing story of overcoming harsh beginnings and long odds. Seating for the event is limited. Tickets are $75 per person or $500 per table. For more information about Shepherd’s Fold ministry or the banquet, visit www.sfalabama.org or call 780-6211.
— Kara Young