Gloria Mayo, CEO and founder of a Jonesboro nonprofit organization that helps former prisoners live productively in society, is seeking volunteers to help raise donations.
Mayo said Restoration Job (rhymes with globe, as referenced in the Bible) her organization is a full-service, multi-functional rehabilitative program specifically designed to assist ex-offenders re-entering society to “make a positive transition to a new life.” She added currently her organization services the Miami and Atlanta areas.
On Saturday June 16, Mayo said she will need volunteers from 9 a.m., to 3 p.m., to help solicit donations for the program’s operations. She said they will be soliciting donations from various locations in the downtown Atlanta area. However, no details were given as to where the locations will be.
“We have all the legal things in place now; we just need the money to operate,” she said. Refreshments will be served after the event.
According to the organization’s website, Restoration Job is “divinely inspired by the Word of God,” and was born from biblical principles coupled with positive choices by individuals who possess a true concern and love for humanity, and people who have lost their way.
Mayo said, “Restoration Job is a transitional program that goes beyond caring, where its goal is to create a smooth transition for inmates who have been out of touch, to have a successful and uneventful re-entry into society.
“It is our belief that ex-offenders need more than just a temporary place to live when they leave the prison system, and referrals to a few choice organizations that provide jobs to ex-offenders, as a condition of their release from the community Christian centers or halfway house they are assigned to. They also need to be restore and renewed, to begin their positive transition to a new life.”
Mayo said the organization was inspired by the biblical character Job, who suffered much, lost all that he had, but whose life was restored “double for his trouble” in the end. She said for those who decide to come out to volunteer, on Saturday ,June 16, will have an opportunity for employment at the organization. For more information about signing up to volunteer contact (770) 473-6555.