BUCYRUS — Ohio is experiencing an epidemic of heroin and opiate usage. Trafficking and overdoses have seriously impacted our families, communities and our state.
Hope Over Heroin is a non-profit, faith-based organization that is bringing together churches, businesses and addiction recovery resources for a two-day outreach in Bucyrus on the city square on Friday and Saturday, June 23-24. The program each day will run from each day 6-9 p.m.
The purpose of the outreach is to increase public awareness of the scope of the epidemic and, more importantly, to incorporate a faith-based approach — specifically a Christ-centered message of hope through the gospel — to the services currently offered to addicts and families by addiction.
It’s difficult to find someone whose life has not been touched by addiction. Far too many deaths have occurred causing deep grief to loved ones and friends. A memorial service and walk will be held to kick off this event on Friday, June 24 at 6 p.m.
A DVD that includes photos of loved ones who have passed away due to an overdose is being put together and will be run on screens throughout the evening.
A memorial walk and balloon launch will take place honoring the healing process for the families.
We want families to know that we believe their loved one added value to this world and will never be forgotten.
If you have someone or know of someone who has lost a loved one we would welcome your participation in this event.
Send a picture of your loved one, along with a favorite saying or quote, to Victory in Truth Ministries 485 Ohio 4, Bucyrus, OH44820. You also may email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information on the Hope Over Heroin initiative, call VITM at 419-563-9565 or myself at Mary Jean Hensley at 419 569 6945. Photos need to be received by June 15. Please pass this word along.