Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Drive

Date: 31/08/2023
Time: 05:30 pm
Location: The Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Rays of Hope for Addiction
Contact: Debra Hartley
Phone: 610-751-6638

Rays of Hope for Addiction will host the Annual Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Drive on Thursday, August 31st. The event will take place at The Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church at 915 N. 5th Street, Stroudsburg, PA. The church parking lot opens at 5:30 PM and the program begins at 6:30 PM featuring live music, memorial slide show, pinwheel dedication, speakers, dedication to lives lost, Free NARCAN distribution and training, Drug Take-back, resources, and support. The program includes an emotional, police escorted drive through downtown Stroudsburg to honor loved ones and friends that have lost their lives to this disease. The memorial drive returns to the church where the hillside is lit up with luminaries in loving tribute to those lives lost followed by a candlelight vigil to culminate the evening.
The Memorial Drive and entire event are free and open to the public. It is an outdoor event, rain, or shine. Those interested in honoring loved ones and participating are encouraged to hang signs, pictures, and purple ribbons on their car as well as write names on the windows to remember those lives lost. Washable car window paint and ribbons will be available.
Slide show pictures and questions can be submitted to
Rays of Hope for Addiction is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of Overdose and ending the stigma surrounding addiction.
Additional information can be found on the Carbon-Monroe-Pike-Drug-and-Alcohol- Commission Facebook page and the Drug and Alcohol Overdose Prevention Coalition of Monroe County Fb page.

**Can’t make it out but still want to participate, no problem! Join us by tuning in to The Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church Facebook Live page at

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