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TNT recovery ranch opens doors to new facility

The new 14 bedroom facility cost about $220,000 and was mostly paid for through donations and fundraising.  (Image Source: WLOX News) The new 14 bedroom facility cost about $220,000 and was mostly paid for through donations and fundraising. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Stapleton says they've been able to help hundreds of addicts turn their lives around.  (Image Source: WLOX News) Stapleton says they've been able to help hundreds of addicts turn their lives around. (Image Source: WLOX News)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Bible verses and words of affirmation line the walls of the brand new TNT Recovery Ranch dormitory.

Founder Tony Stapleton has made helping people his life's work. 

"I ask God to give me something to help make a difference in these people's lives, and we just feel like that God has called us to be able to do what we do," said Stapleton.

For years, TNT Recovery Ranch was spread out across his Gulfport property with residents residing in trailers and small buildings.

"A lot of the buildings were old....and it was time. We wanted them to be able to live in a home that's very nice. We're so grateful we were able to do that," said Stapleton.

The new, 14 bedroom facility cost about $220,000 and was mostly paid for through donations and fundraising. Stapleton says the project did go over budget, so they're looking to pay off what's owed.

"We're asking the community, if they would, help us out one more time. We need about $20,000," said Stapleton.

Stapleton says they've been able to help hundreds of addicts turn their lives around. The ranch offers them stability, love, structure, and most importantly, another chance. 

"They come here and get a start and go back out and do the things they need to do to be a protective citizen again," said Stapleton.

To donate to TNT Recovery Ranch, visit www.tntranchrecoveryhome.com.

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