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City of Everett hosts informational and resource event for International Overdose Awareness Day

Advocate Staff Report

 

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett hosted an International Overdose Awareness Day informational and resource event that took place outside the front entrance of Everett City Hall. Everyone who attended was able to learn more about substance use disorder, addiction and the impact it has had on victims, friends, family and the community.

In the grass outside of City Hall, 127 purple flags, each one representing an Everett resident who has lost their life due to an overdose in the past six years, were placed. There were also banners with pictures of those who have lost their lives to drug overdose. Team Sharing, Inc. provided a demonstration of “Hope’s Room,” which allowed attendees to tour a mock teenager’s room and learn to look for signs of possible drug use. Outside of City Hall, Mayor DeMaria presented and read a proclamation to attendees declaring August 31 International Overdose Awareness Day in the City of Everett.

Mayor DeMaria and the City of Everett would like to thank everyone who participated and made this event possible. Event participants included the Everett Fire Department, Team Sharing, Inc. and Sober Shuttle, Inc.

Event attendees gathered in front of City Hall to share information and resources for International Overdose Awareness Day.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria presented and read a proclamation making August 31 International Overdose Awareness Day in the City of Everett.

Purple flags were placed on the grass outside of Everett City Hall to represent the 127 Everett residents who lost their life due to drug overdose in the past six years.
A mock teenager’s room – called “Hope’s Room” – was available to demonstrate the possible signs of drug use.

 

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