From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Jessica Estrada, director of community outreach and mission integration for Jeremiah’s Hope, presented information to the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club last Wednesday.
Jeremiah’s Hope, based on Jeremiah 29:11, is a licensed, post-secondary private school that is part of the St. Vincent’s Health System. It was started 11 years ago as a way to give poverty-level mothers a chance to get off welfare by teaching them marketable skills in the medical field.
The school has grown exponentially and is now known by area hospitals as a source for entry-level medical field employees.
The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has also announced upcoming speakers for their weekly breakfast meetings. On Wednesday, the speaker was Donna Madison, garden coordinator of Holy Cross Garden Ministries. Madison is a retired attorney who took up gardening a few years ago and then completed the course work and volunteer hours to become certified by the Alabama County Extension Services as a master gardener. All produce grown by the organization is provided to the Trussville Ecumenical Assistive Ministry.
On Feb. 11, Andrea Lindenberg Barber, formerly of Fox 6 and Alabama’s 13 and now public relations coordinator for Granger, Thagard & Associates, will speak on “Changes in U.S. Demographics.”
On March 4, the club will hear from Aaron Beam, one of the original founders of Health South, who has spent time in prison for the financial scandal and is now a fellow Rotarian who speaks to groups on the subject of ethics.
The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club meets for breakfast on Wednesdays at 7 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn at 3230 Edwards Lake Parkway. For more information, visit www.trussvillerotaryclub.org.