It has been a little over a year now since we started a local chapter of Recovering From Religion in Maiden, North Carolina. We had just returned from the Reason Rally and were inspired by Nate Phelps. Since then, I have met a bunch of other amazing people who volunteer to provide support and encouragement to people who are questioning their faith or dealing with the problems associated with leaving religious belief.
Today, I am very excited to hear that they have reached their fundraising goal for the Hotline Project which will "provide trained volunteers to answer a 24-hour, toll-free hotline and provide real time, caller-specific support to each person who calls." According to Sarah Morehead, Executive Director of Recovering from Religion, "Our next challenge is to recruit and train enough volunteers to make 24-hour, 7-days per week support possible." So what are you waiting for? Go submit your application now!