Seven Area Churches to Share Message of Hope Against Addiction on Sunday, May 5 as part of the Green Drug Task Force’s Second Annual Crisis Awareness Sunday
Green, OH – Seven Churches in Green are teaming up with the Green Drug Task Force on Sunday, May 5 as part of the second annual 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 Rd; Sat., 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 8:15 a.m., 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.
The Chapel in Green, 1800 Raber Road,9 a.m. & 10:40 a.m.
Lakeview Christian Church, 4613 S. Main St., 8:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
East Liberty Nazarene Church, 700 East Turkeyfoot Lake Road, 10:45 a.m.
Temple Baptist Church, 1212 Greensburg Road, 10:30 a.m.
Maranatha Church, 1424 Killian Road, 9:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
Greensburg United Methodist Church*, 2161 Greensburg Road, 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
*Greenburg United Methodist Church is hosting their Crisis Awareness Sunday on May 19.
“The community of Green is blessed to have the support and commitment of our faith-based community,” said Mayor Gerard Neugebauer. “It’s because of their willingness to raise awareness by sharing a message of hope for those impacted by addiction that positive change is occurring in our community. Thank you to our pastors and church leaders for their willingness to tackle this challenging issue.”
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, like many communities, has seen a rise in overdoses over the past several years. Through the efforts of the Drug Task Force and others, the City of Green is beginning to see a decline in drug overdoses. In 2018, the Green Fire Division responded to 40 overdoses compared to 60 drug overdoses in 2017 and 83 drug overdoses in 2016. Year to date, Green Fire has responded to eight overdoses in Green.
The Green Drug Task Force, formed in 2016, is an all-volunteer group of concerned citizens focused on rising awareness of addictive disorder. The Task Force hosts several educational and prevention programs throughout the year. To learn more, visit www.cityofgreen.org/drug-task-force
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