With the holiday season about to get into full swing, I thought this would be a good time to direct your attention to an issue I strongly support — and yes, I am asking for your help in preventing alcohol and drug abuse.
As you might know, Oregon Partnership is a local non-profit that is playing a major role in preventing drug and alcohol abuse in Oregon. We have made great strides in initiating curriculums and prevention programs in the schools, aiding thousands of citizens in need of treatment, and answering more than 20-thousand calls annually to our crisis and suicide prevention lines. But there is still so much more work to be done. Underage drinking is on the rise in Oregon, especially among teenage girls.
And while drug use nationally is trending downward, we’re seeing an alarming increase in our state. Here’s the good news: Prevention is the most effective and economical way to combat substance abuse. We know it works. But like everything else, it costs money, and Oregon Partnership depends on individual contributions to keep our kids safe and drug free.
If you could find it in your heart to open your checkbook with a holiday gift, we would be grateful.
Just click on “Donate” at the OP website at www.orpartnership.org.
Thanks for all your support. And Happy Holidays!
Pete Schulberg, Communications Director