Renewal Ranch Ministry raised $75,000 to use for operating costs and go toward its capital campaign during the fourth annual Rally for Recovery over the weekend at the Conway Expo Center.

"We are grateful the event raised $75,000 with some monies still coming in," Executive Director James Loy said.

In addition to raising money, the rally gave event goers a first-hand look at the program's success with graduates and their families sharing their stories. Loy said the program doesn't just help the men deal with their addiction, it also helps them restore relationships that were broken along the way.

Bryce McGhee, who helped organize the rally, said attendees donated $29,000 in the offering plate alone.

"The monies pledged that night for the capital campaign will be used for that," he said. "Otherwise, our fundraisers are designated for operating expenses."

 The program , which is a faith-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation for men, is currently working on finishing out its Restoration Center Kitchen. Once complete, the kitchen will be used for daily meals for residents, chapel lunches, banquets and other events as well as providing a revenue-producing capability for Renewal Ranch.

"We still have a little ways to go on the kitchen funding," McGhee said.

For more information about the program or to donate, visit www, or email Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 11128 Conway, AR 72034.