Christian Mission Centers, Inc., in Enterprise, Ala. will receive the eighth Wii gaming system of Beasley Allen Law Firm “Wii Give Back!” campaign
MONTGOMERY, ALA. (August 19, 2010) – Beasley Allen Law Firm will present the eighth Wii gaming system in its year-long “Wii Give Back!” campaign to the Christian Mission Centers, Inc., based in Enterprise, Ala. The mission will use the Wii system in its new women and children’s shelter, which provides housing for the homeless. The system will be used to help residents relieve stress while trying to get back on their feet.
The Wii is becoming a popular therapeutic tool, useful in both physical therapy / rehabilitation and in working with young people facing crisis situations by providing caregivers with a tool to comfort and engage children.
The Wii also helps people of all ages to improve their physical fitness by combining engaging video games with physical motion using a unique hand-held controller. It has been endorsed by the American Heart Association as a tool to encourage sedentary Americans to take the first step toward fitness.
“The Wii Give Back program should be a great help to the Christian Mission Centers as they work with families at a time of crisis,” said Tom Methvin, Beasley Allen managing shareholder. “In today’s economy, so many families are facing tremendous challenges and working to get back to normalcy. We hope the Wii will help make ministering to these families a bit easier.”
Beasley Allen established the Wii Give Back campaign after donating two Wii gaming systems to rehabilitation programs in Alabama last fall. The effort was so well-received that Beasley Allen expanded the program to provide a Wii gaming system to a deserving Alabama charity each month in 2010.
Past recipients of Wii systems in 2009 and 2010 include Barbour County High School, the Greensboro (Ala.) Recreational Department, CARE House, James M. Barrie Center, Jimmie Hale Mission, Harriet’s House, Camp ASCCA, Brantwood Children’s Home and Common Ground Montgomery.
Charities from throughout the state, including Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile and Dothan are eligible for the Wii Give Back program. Nominations will be accepted throughout the year on the firm’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/beasleyallen) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Christian Mission Centers, Inc.
Established in 1984 by John Belcher, pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church in Enterprise, Ala., Christian Mission Centers began as a center to minister to people with substance abuse problems. Since that time, it has grown to care for many people in need. From one building, the mission has grown to encompass 11 facilities with ministries including providing food for the hungry; Bible study, prayer and fellowship opportunities; and emergency assistance programs. There are mission centers located in Enterprise, Geneva, Elba and Troy, Alabama. For more information, visit www.christmissions.com.