Monday, September 18, 2017

Just What is #2069?

The yard signs “#2069” that you may have seen in a growing number of locations are a stark reminder that in 2016, in the State of Massachusetts alone, 2,069 beautiful souls died as a direct result of opioid abuse and addiction.

The signs are not intended to be simply a memorial to those lost but a call for deeper awareness of this epidemic in our midst. They are an invitation for us all to unite as a common voice of concern, of support for those who live with or confront this epidemic every day, and a voice working to erase the stigma that surrounds those caught in the storms of addiction.

The idea for the signs and the campaign began with the work of the Trinity Church, Wrentham outreach committee as they sought to know better their call in the world immediately outside the doors of their faith community. With the help of S.A.F.E. Coalition, an organization from Franklin, MA working to address this epidemic, the mission has begun.

The goal is simple. Using electronic media, yard signs, and employing a bit of hard work, the goal is to create a partnership with individuals, faith communities, families, businesses and others to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic, to encourage those who serve on the front lines of this crisis and to talk openly and with understanding as the impact this epidemic has on our world.

Yet the larger goal is to erase the stigma surrounding the disease of addiction and to begin to lift that heavy weight from the shoulders of those who bear it.

Please, as a faith community, an individual, a family or a business join us in this effort.


Trinity Church, Wrentham at 1-508-384-3958

Rev, Ron Tibbetts, deacon at 774-210-0284

And join the growing group on Facebook at #2069_signs

On Twitter- #2069 signs@Trinity2069

Just What is #2069?
Just What is #2069?

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