Good Deed: A Hand Up Ministry gets a little hand up from generous donation

Contributed photo / At the check presentation, from left, are Brian Broome of TEL; Kelly Reagin of A Hand Up Ministrys Hope House; Beth Lance of TEL; and Tammi and Rex Mayo of A Hand Up Ministry.

Transport Enterprise Leasing recently donated $5,675 to support the work of A Hand Up Ministry, which helps men and women get "back on their feet" after incarceration, alcohol addiction or drug abuse.

The faith-based charity, which primarily serves the tri-state area of Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama, works with Freedom Celebrate Recovery in Trenton, Georgia, to offer services including a residential recovery program, parenting classes, financial planning assistance and life skills instruction, according to Jeff Berger, chief information officer for TEL.

"Part of the mission of our company is to support faith-based charities that improve the communities where we live and work," Berger said in a news release. "A Hand Up Ministry is doing so much to turn around the lives of so many."

Carla Young Harrington