Not One More, the Pittsburgh-based chapter of the non-profit, has organized the event to spread a message of hope: that help is available. They last held one in Ambridge in 2015.
"We will be honoring those who have died from heroin. We are trying to raise awareness of the stigma that is associated with overdoses and encourage our communities to provide help for those addicted" shared Vice President Caroline Shaw.
It begins 6 p.m. where attending share information with the group and submit a loved one's name. The vigil will start at 7 p.m. will be emceed by Ambridge Council President Micheal Mikulich in PJ Caul Park at 11th and Merchant streets. A video and a balloon release will be also be included during the event.
"Let's work together to have our kids and family members treated like victims, not criminals" added Shaw.
Shaw shared "Our main focus is on the people who lost someone. We started a grief support group in Beaver at the Beaver Valley Church of God on Thursdays at 6 p.m. "
A recovery celebration will take place after the candlelight vigil.
- Tony Guy, Beaver County Sheriff
- Sara Snatchko
- Debbie Karas Piltz
- Bridgette Shaw, Poem
- Rachel Sanchez-Lynch
- Citera Propst
For more information visit NotOneMorePgh.net