Chief Scott Allen, Chief of Police
153 Central St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
For Immediate Release
Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
*Media Advisory* EB HOPE to Host Benefit Concert for Substance Abuse Recovery
EAST BRIDGEWATER – Police Chief Scott Allen and EB HOPE (East Bridgewater Help Outreach Prevention Education) Director Susan Silva are pleased to announce that the East Bridgewater Police Department and EB HOPE are hosting a benefit concert to raise awareness and support the EB HOPE Drop-In Center and to help and support those suffering from Substance Use Disorders.
“We are excited to offer a family friendly event surrounding addiction recovery, which is often seen as a somber topic,” Chief Allen said. “Please consider attending, talking to your children about substance abuse, and donating to this cause that is very prevalent in our community.”
Saturday, Sept. 10 from 4-10 p.m.
Family Fun Time from 4 to 6 p.m., including bounce houses, crafts, and a petting zoo
Children Movie Time from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. John Parish (210 Central St., across from Common)
East Bridgewater Common, 175 Central St.
Tickets are $5 each, or $20 maximum per family, and can be purchased at the event’s entrance.
EB HOPE is accepting corporate sponsors for the fundraiser. Click here for a letter from Director Silva on sponsorships.
EB HOPE invites the community to a family-friendly outdoor concert featuring live entertainment, food, raffles, community outreach and guest speakers.
This event is part of National Recovery Month, where every September, the national Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration works to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who are in recovery.
About EB HOPE:
EB HOPE is a nonprofit volunteer organization that launched in 2011. It is a collaboration of members from the community, including police, school department personnel, town government, drug treatment and recovery members, the clergy and residents suffering from substance abuse and/or their family members.
Substance abuse assistance and resources provided by the program include bi-monthly meetings, information on the availability of mental health services, training on the use of nasal Naloxone (Narcan), referral and access to treatment services, family education and support, and faith-based intervention and support.