Farmingville, NY - On Sunday, November 12, Councilwoman Jane Bonner attended the Miller Place Teachers Association 5K Walk Fundraiser to help promote drug awareness and save lives. The event, which was held at the Miller Place High School track, was organized to educate families and generate awareness about the dangers of drug abuse in the wake of recent drug-related deaths of young people in the community. Over $14,000 was raised and donated to Hope House Ministries of Port Jefferson. Pictured left to right with Councilwoman Bonner are Miller Place High School PTA President Nancy Sanders; Miller Place School Board Trustees Noelle Dunlop and Lisa Reitan with Paige Reitan.
Councilwoman Bonner said, “The opioid epidemic has touched every community on Long Island and it is most heartbreaking when kids fall victim. I am very grateful to the Miller Place Teachers Association for taking the lead and doing whatever they can to help save lives.”
Founded in 1980, Hope House Ministries is a bi-county, not-for-profit, community-based ministry dedicated to providing comprehensive and competent residential and counseling assistance to thousands of adolescents, individuals and families in crisis. For more information about Hope House Ministries and to donate, go to Hope House Ministries or call 631-473-8796.