At our May 27th meeting, our club had the honor of welcoming, Kristin Harrison and her husband, from Easton Wings of Hope as our evening’s guest speakers. Easton Wings of Hope is a coalition of concerned community members hoping to reduce youth substance abuse through education and awareness. Their goal is to provide resources and support without judgment.
The Easton Journal published a great article about Wings of Hope, “Easton residents form ‘Wings of Hope’ to combat opioid addiction” written by Rebecca Hyman on April 3, 2015. Hyman wrote, “Harrison based the program on the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) model. CADCA is a nonprofit network of thousands of anti-drug groups in the United States and abroad. The key is to have broad-based participation throughout the community, Harrison said – schools, police, business owners, parents and volunteers – and to tailor the efforts to the specific needs of the particular community.” The full article is available at Wicked Local, easton.wickedlocal.com/article/20150403/NEWS/150408741.
Monthly meetings are open to all and we welcome and encourage community input. Their next meeting is June 24, at O.A. High School at 7pm. They will also be at the Legacy Festival at Governor Ames Estate Easton on Sunday June 28 from 11am to 4pm with face painting at the EWOH table where you can get more information.
Easton Wings of Hope is conducting a SURVEY that will give them an opportunity to gain input from the community and develop ways to be of service. Please take a minute to fill out this quick at www.eastonwingsofhope.org.
Article written by Matthew Cioffi