First Stop, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of homeless people in Madison County, Alabama, is pleased to announce that on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 10 a.m. at 206 Stokes Street in Huntsville, Mayor Tommy Battle will cut the ribbon to mark the grand opening of First Stop’s Green House Project, a community garden built and run by the homeless.
Recently, Publix partnered with First Stop by donating supplies and volunteer labor to finish the project as part of Publix Serves Day on April 17, 2015. The project includes a green house, raised beds and tilled land to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables to help feed the homeless.
First Stop Executive Director Clete Wetli said, “The Green House Project is a wonderful way to help empower the homeless in our community by helping them develop marketable skills and to learn new ways to achieve self-sufficiency. We are grateful to have Publix as an involved and committed Community Partner. The City of Huntsville and Mayor Battle have long supported First Stop’s efforts and we are excited that the Mayor will join us for the launching of this project. This is truly something that our community can be proud of.”
The event will be attended by representatives of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Huntsville, the United Way and other civic organizations.