The time to #dosomething is NOW
Twice as many people in the Roanoke Valley died from opioid drug overdoses in 2017 than in 2016. And the number of people who overdosed and survived more than doubled. Those alarming figures from the Virginia State Police don't even account for all the overdoses that go unreported to police.
The numbers are staggering and the images are horrifying. With heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid use and abuse on the rise nationwide, the problem feels insurmountable. It's no wonder you feel helpless.
The good news is even if you are not equipped to know how to help an addict, you can support an organization that is equipped and is helping. Through its Residential Recovery Program, the Rescue Mission is combatting the opioid epidemic--
one life at a time.
Meet Wes--husband, father, recovering heroin addict, and the Rescue Mission's newest Recovery Coach.
Your gift to the Rescue Mission on Roanoke Valley Gives Day will provide someone suffering from the disease of addiction with critical drug education and counseling, coaching, GED prep, job readiness training, nutritious meals, and a safe place in which to rebuild their life.
Don't let a problem that feels insurmountable paralyze you to inaction.
A crisis that demands action is here. Join the Rescue Mission in the fight and
save a life!
The time to #dosomething is NOW!