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Carnegie Hotel 1216 W. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604 Contact: Layla Wright Phone: (423) 773-5519 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On May 21, a group of dedicated women in business will host Rock N Red for Recovery ~ A Red Carpet Gala fundraising event to establish a much-needed Oxford Recovery House for women in Johnson City. The event will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Carnegie Hotel, on 1216 W. State of Franklin Road Johnson City, TN 37604. This is the second in a series of fundraisers to make this vision a reality. The goal of the May 21 event is to raise funds, collect cash donations, and household items for a summer 2012 opening. The evening will include a fashion show, silent auction, local vendors, Summer Beauty Trends with Angelee Murray and a presentation of “Recovery Monologues” door prizes and more! The Jane Scarlett’s, a local ensemble, will also be performing. The target is to raise approximately $4,000-$5,000 to cover start-up costs. The event is free. Oxford House™ was established to provide post-treatment transitional housing for recovering alcoholics and addicts. Numbering in the thousands across the country, these houses offer a safe environment to lay the foundation for a sober life. They are always rented, self-run, and self-supported by their occupants. Oxford House Appalachia would be the first of its kind in Johnson City. Although there are several existing facilities in the area for men, there are none specifically for women who complete treatment. A local house would fill a tremendous need, providing sober living space and an opportunity for women to regain their independence. Angelee Murray is the event sponsor and she is dedicated to paying it forward and helping women; “Born and raised in Appalachia, I am honored and humbled to be a small part in helping The Oxford House come to fruition. In both my personal and professional lives, I am very passionate about empowering women with the tools they need to be successful. I feel confident that The Oxford House is the exact success tool that women in our community need after exiting their rehabilitation treatment. This type of after-care tool will empower women to go from good to great, from powerless to powerful and from a victim of this disease to a victor over addiction and/or alcoholism.” The Rock N Red fashion show will include unique designs including: Ruffles Boutique, Venus & Fur SassyWraps, Congo Bags & Robot Rags and Faces by Ren with Ren Allen. Fashion Show support sponsors include Keith Dixon Photography, Fatheree Photography and videography with Sam Mays freshpunch. Fashion sponsors will each have a tea room display and special vendor table. Appalachian Social Advancement Project will host local artisans and entrepreneur vendors with a portion of sales to benefit the Appalachia House. Rock N Red vendors include: Good Fork Farms, Stella & Dot Jewelry, Bella Luna Soaps, Dolly Dolly Oxenfree, Shakti in the Mountains and more. Community and Educational vendors will be on site to provide resource information on services that are available to women in recovery.