Each year CCAR hosts a number of smaller events, contests, and promotions to help unify and celebrate the Recovery Community!

Russ Wilson Essay Contest

Russ was a close, personal friend of CCAR and Executive Director Phil Valentine as well as an inspiration to so many within the recovery community. Unfortunately, Russ passed away suddenly June 28th 2014 at just 55 years old. To commemorate the loss of such a valued member of the recovery community, and to celebrate Russ’s passion for writing, CCAR sponsors this annual writing contest and reward authors with a cash prize in his honor.
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ORCA - Ocean Recovery Community Alliance

Formed by CCAR in June of 2020, ORCA is a serviced-based organization dedicated to protecting our nation’s oceans and waterways. ORCA organizes cleanup events at all sorts of locations and all are welcome. Whether you join Team ORCA on a walk along on an ocean beach, filling bags with aluminum cans and glass bottles, or along a wooded river that runs beside a highway, ORCA events are always special. Its all about fellowship, community, stewardship, and connection to nature. Come feel the love and help ORCA add to the thousands of pounds of waste collected so far.
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CCAR Annual Meeting

Each year CCAR’s Executive Director, Phillip Valentine, hosts an in-depth review of CCAR’s Annual Report Findings. At the event you can look forward to hearing live testimony from CCAR volunteers, learning more about CCAR’s future goals and objectives for the Recovery Community heading into the new year, as well as remarks from special guest speakers and acknowledgements from the CCAR Board of Directors. This year’s event will be virtual, and the date is TBD.
Read 2020 Annual Report