As the head of Bravo Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama, Ramon Arias operates a network of franchise restaurants. Outside of working for Bravo Corporation, Ramon Arias is also an active member of his Birmingham, Alabama community, where he volunteers with the Foundry Ministries. His volunteer work helps to ensure job readiness and proper interview skills among at-risk community members.
Dedicated to their motto “Rescue. Recovery. Reentry,” Foundry Ministries enables people battling addiction and other challenges to find Christ-centered ways to success in life. The organization’s website features a member of the Recovery Program’s first graduating class. Battling alcoholism and depression, Tony was released from the hospital following a suicide attempt in the mid-1990s and turned to faith to help him create a more positive life.
After completing the program in 1997, Tony took a position with the organization’s Fairfield, Alabama, thrift store and, like many program graduates, began his career. Continuing in his position as store manager to this day, Tony mentors new program graduates as someone who has been clean and sober for two decades.