Area Churches Partner with the City of Green Drug Task Force
to Share Message of Hope on Crisis Awareness Sunday, April 8, 2018
Green, OH – Several Churches in Green are teaming up with the Green Drug Task Force on Sunday, April 8 as part of Crisis Awareness Sunday to share a message of hope and support to those impacted by addiction. Each participating church will share a message of awareness about the illness of addiction during their regular service. Participating churches include:
- Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 1800 Steese Road; Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 8:15 & 11 a.m.
- Lakeview Christian Church, 4613 S. Main St., 8:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
- Temple Baptist Church, 1212 Greensburg Road, 10:30 a.m.
- Parkside Church, 4520 S. Arlington Road, 10:30 a.m.
On Sunday, April 15, Greensburg United Methodist Church, 2161 Greensburg Road, plans on sharing the message of home during their services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
“We know that many families and those battling addiction turn to their faith in times of need and for recovery. This day of awareness is about offering hope to those impacted to let them know that their church and community supports them,” said Greg Myer, volunteer chair of the Green Drug Task Force Faith-based committee.
In addition to the message shared, each church will hand out drug disposal bags to properly dispose of old, unwanted or unused prescription drugs.
The City of Green has been working diligently over the past two years to reduce the number of overdoses in our community. Las year, the City of Green Fire Division responded to 60 drug overdoses, a 28% reduction from 83 drug overdoses in 2016. To date this year, Green Fire has responded to eight overdoses, a 50% reduction compared to the same time period in 2017.
The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio