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FHFH Donates Over 500 Pounds of Venison to Jericho House

by | Apr 8, 2021 | News | 0 comments

The North Georgia Foothills FHFH chapter (GA-08) serving Forsyth, Dawson and Hall counties ​of Georgia celebrated its 2nd year affiliation with The Jericho House through FHFH’s meat processor, Southers Deer Processors of Murrayville, GA. 

Joe Schuster, FHFH coordinator for North Georgia Foothills, shared this about the importance of the donating venison to organizations such as The Jericho House:

Jericho House is a Christ-centered drug and alcohol recovery program located in the beautiful Sautee Nacoochee valley in the mountains of North Georgia. It ministers healing and restoration to men caught in addiction using biblical counseling, teaching, small groups and work programs.

In January of 2020, my participating meat processor Chuck Cotzer, asked if we could direct our meat donation to someone he knew with an admirable program – Larry McKenna of Jericho House. I contacted Larry to offer some meat and he immediately replied with a hearty ‘yes and thank you!’ I checked in with Larry recently to learn more about how he and Chuck had gotten to know each other…

“Joe, a few years back I met my friend and someone that I call my brother, Chuck, as we shared a mutual love for motorcycles. From there we learned that we had common interest in hunting and harvesting deer. I have hunted north Georgia and have brought all my deer to be processed through his processing,’ said Larry. ‘I also got to know that Chuck has a big heart for those in need and now we have been blessed to receive a bounty of deer meat thanks to you and Chuck. The food aids us in our budget for feeding 25 men in our recovery program and we are truly thankful!”

This past year, Joe and our North Georgia Foothills chapter donated over 500 pounds of venison to assist with the food budget of Jericho House! To learn more about the Jericho House, visit them online at www.thejerichohouse.org.