The Mesa Club, a nonprofit organization that helps people in recovery, is hosting a raffle for April Fools Day, April 1.

“Anyone can enter. They don’t have to be a member or a victim to participate,” Erin Millwood, The Mesa Club’s treasurer, said.

According to Millwood, the club hosts several raffles throughout the year. The next one is its annual spaghetti dinner event.

The April Fools Raffle, however, is not for typical charity.

“We had an ugly run of bad luck the last few years,” Millwood said.

She says they first had a partial shutdown during COVID, then more recently had to relocate due to the roof collapsing. They are now remodeling. The raffle funds are to help pay those expenses and get the club back on track to help the community. The prizes will include a Pit Boss Pro Pellet Smoker, a Dewalt Socket Set and a $50 gift card to a local restaurant. Millwood says they hope to raise $7,000 to cover the cost.

The Mesa Club is a source of help for people recovering from traumas. According to the website, the club hosts various meetings every day and the members, families and friends of the club celebrate with gatherings and events throughout the year.

The Mesa Club is a 501c (as defined by the IRS) not-for-profit corporation. It was created in 1995 to provide a meeting place for people recovering from any type of addiction.

“It is a place to meet and share experience, strength and hope with each other toward the common goal of recovery,” the website says.