Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Drive
Time: 05:30 pm
Location: The Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church
915 N. 5th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Name of Organisation: Rays of Hope for Addiction
Contact: Debra Hartley
Rays of Hope for Addiction will host the 3nd Annual Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Drive. The event will take place at The Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church at 915 N. 5th Street, Stroudsburg, PA on Wednesday August 31, 2022. 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, shared stories, dedication to lives lost, Free NARCAN distribution, information, resources and support. The program will include a police escorted memorial drive to honor loved ones and friends who have lost their lives to this disease. The drive returns back to the church where the hillside is lit up with luminaries in loving tribute to those lives lost followed by a candle light vigil to culminate the evening.
The Memorial Drive and entire event is free and open to the public. 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.
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.
**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 stroudsburgwesleyan.org.
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.