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Updated: 11/27/2013 08:00:08AM

Jones to Radel: Donate salary to mission

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SUN PHOTO BY BRENDA BARBOSA

Bread of Life mission founder Judy Jones stretches her arms wide and says, "I don't care how far you fall you can always brush yourself off and keep going."

That's why she wrote to embattled U.S. Congressman Henry "Trey" Radel, who offered to donate his salary to a charity after pleading guilty to cocaine charges in Washing D.C. last week.

“We need your help," Jones wrote. "It is said that any man can put on pants but it takes a strong man to admit his wrongs and that man would be you.”

By BRENDA BARBOSA

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PUNTA GORDA — Bread of Life mission founder Judy Jones is no stranger to struggle. In her 64 years of life, she has seen hundreds of people down and out — struggling to make ends meet, put a roof over their heads or kick an addiction. She’s also seen folks pick themselves up and turn things around.

So when embattled first-year U.S. Rep. Henry “Trey” Radel — a Republican whose district represents parts of Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers and Cape Coral — offered to donate his salary to a charity after pleading guilty last week to a cocaine possession charge, Jones figured it’s time for Radel to redeem himself.

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