This morning the American Red Cross of Maine presented Chief Moulton with the "Community Impact Award" on behalf of the work of Scarborough Maine Police Department for Operation HOPE.
"The opioid epidemic is ruining lives, tearing families apart and killing people in the community. The Scarborough Police Department recognized that a new approach was needed. It launched Operation HOPE on October 1, 2015, based on a successful approach by police in Gloucester, Mass. Since then, Operation HOPE has helped at least 300 Mainers suffering from addiction to access treatment."
We are currently at 316.
Thank you Red Cross!
It is an honor to spend two days in Boston with like-minded professionals and volunteers within Law Enforcement. The PAARI National Law Enforcement Summit (Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative) had attendees from 27 states and from as far away as Washington State. When we first partnered with PAARI a little over two years ago, it was a handful of departments from New England. Today, the organization represents more than 350 police departments in 32 states. Great support from MA Governor Charlie Baker and Congressman Joe Kennedy III.
Pictured are Head HOPE Volunteer Justin Reid, HOPE Coordinator Jaime Higgins, and Police Chief Robbie Moulton.
Team NorDX hosted another fun day for the community with its 2nd Annual Fall Charity Festival for Operation HOPE. It was a gorgeous fall day, featuring a costume parade and kids activities, crafts and bake sales, public safety demos, food trucks, silent auction and raffles with great prizes ... and a dunk tank! We appreciate everyone for turning out to support our cause, especially the staff, friends, and family of NorDX -- you've got a wonderful community spirit!
Saturday, October 14th, 10:00 a.m.