Saturday, March 11th Rockland CARES committee members Tricia Fallon, Donna Farr, Helen Alexander, Joan Smith and Maria Ciccolo joined with Hand Delivered Hope to deliver food, warm hats, gloves, blankets, and most of all HOPE to the homeless in Boston. They met people who were sleeping in ATMs, in the subway, in shelters despite the bitter cold. Everyone they reached out to had a smile, a big thank you and usually a God Bless You. We hope that everyone is warm and safe!
Thank you to all our volunteers who came to our 7th annual Candlelight Vigil planning meeting. The Vigil is schedule for August 31, 6:15 at the Rockland High School Auditorium. See everyone at the Vigil.
On Wednesday March 8th Rockland CARES committee members Donna Farr and Deb Lehti were at a Wellness fair organized by the wonderful staff at North River collaborative. The event was held the Woodsdale elementary school on Chestnut Street in Abington.
On Thursday March 9th, Rockland C.A.R.E.S. committee members David Alexander and Lindsey Woods were guests an episode of Common Ground and joined the discussion alongside host Jim Hall to talk about the opioid epidemic and what they’re doing to make an impact:
Common Ground is 95.9-FM WATD’s weekly program that deals with substance abuse and recovery.
Live every Thursday night from 8-9 PM. Call in at 781-837-4900 during the show.
What is Rockland CARES and what is our annual vigil all about?!
Rockland CARES is a group of volunteers from the community that meets at least twice a month to discuss ideas and ways to execute those ideas - related to the topic of addiction education and prevention in Rockland. Rockland CARES collaborates with the schools and the police department to continue their mission of serving the town.
At our annual candlelight vigil, we have many resource tables available with information for those suffering from SUD's (Substance Use Disorder) and their family members. Speakers share their stories about how they've been affected by SUD's. We watch a tribute video for those who have lost their lives to addiction. We light candles of hope and remembrance, as we all sing Amazing Grace.