BLACK BALLOON DAY EVENT ON MARCH 6 TO REMEMBER LIVES LOST TO THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

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BLACK BALLOON DAY EVENT ON MARCH 6 TO REMEMBER LIVES LOST TO THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force and its Families and Consumer Support & Advocacy group is coordinating activities for National Black Balloon Day on Saturday, March 6. The event began in 2016 in Peabody, Massachusetts, and Erie County has participated each year.

Erie County’s Black Balloon Day event will begin at 4 p.m. via WebEx. Individuals who would like to participate are asked to pick up balloons from one of the following sites between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 6.

Edward A Rath Building
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

 

Sparks of Hope Recovery Center
107 Main St
Hamburg, NY 14075

 

It Takes A Community (ITAC)
Grace in the Community Church
11269 Broadway
Alden, NY 14004

Save the Michaels Buffalo Office
787 Delaware Ave, Suite 101
Buffalo, NY 14209

 

Save the Michaels Lockport Office
81 Walnut St
Lockport, NY 14094

 

In His Name Outreach (INHO)
576 Dick Road
Depew, NY 14043

Genesis Center
2161 Seneca St
Buffalo, NY 14210

 

Spirit of Truth Urban Ministry
115 Gold St
Buffalo, NY 14206

 

WNY Mobile OPS
1-3 pm only
Corner of Broadway and Fillmore

Participants can display these balloons in front of their homes and businesses to honor and remember the lives of loved ones lost to the opioid epidemic. Instructions on how to sign in to the virtual event will be included with the balloons. Parents, family members and friends who have faced the loss of a loved one who struggled with substance use are welcomed at this safe and supportive event.

Media: Contact Kara Kane, Public Information Officer, at kara.kane@erie.gov.

 

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