LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Lufkin Dream Center is a Christian-based program that helps recovering addicts get their lives back on track. Now, after saving so many East Texas lives, it's in jeopardy of closing its doors.
Their mission statement is to redeem lives by sharing God's love to people who are broken so they may be restored and transformed.
"They showered me with love. They prayed for me everyday," said Terri Duncan, a Dream Center resident.
That's the expression that Lufkin's Dream Center lives by everyday. Now, they're praying to continue.
"We're kind of at the end of our funds, and up until this point we really just relied on a few donors," said Jeremiah Campbell, Director of Dream Center.
Prominent donors pulled out of making contributions to the center that aims to save lives in the Pineywoods.
"Now, we're just making a plea to the community to help us," Campbell said.
Campbell said though the center funds lodging, meals, and utilities for those getting their lives on track, it's all for the benefit of the community.
"We're sponsoring somebody getting their life right and sponsoring people that are now going and helping the community," Campbell said.
"They encouraged me more than I've ever felt encouraged in my life," Duncan said.
The Dream Center has fundraisers planned to continue raising money. It's all to continue providing hope to recovering East Texas addicts who would re-enter the community as better people.
"If they closed, it would be devastating not just to me, but to so many people that need to be here," Duncan said.
The Dream Center's goal is to raise $200,000 to get them through the end of the year. The director said all the funds go back into the community.