Bryan’s Hope in Waterford Earns Outstanding Volunteer Org. Award

Bryan’s Hope in Waterford Earns Outstanding Volunteer Org. Award

(Michigan Community Service Coalition, July 13, 2017)

Waterford, MI – Among the 49 winners of 2017 Governor’s Service Awards were six people or groups from Oakland County, including Bryan’s Hope.

The winners are individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations that were selected for their commitment to volunteerism, service or philanthropy.   “These individuals and organizations are role models for other people to follow.   The impact they have on other people’s lives is incredible,” Snyder said.  “They show us how to overcome obstacles and do good things for other people.  They demonstrate tremendous spirit and we are thrilled to recognize them.”

The Governor’s Service Awards winners will be honored during a special ceremony hosted by the Michigan Community Service Commission on Monday, Aug. 21, at the Detroit Opera House.  The event will also commemorate the Michigan Community Service Commission’s 25th anniversary.

Outstanding Volunteer Organization Award: honors service clubs, nonprofit, faith-based, veteran, disaster preparedness and other organizations that make a demonstrated difference in their community.

BRYAN’S HOPE (HEROIN OPIATE PREVENTION EDUCATION) in Waterford is fighting the widespread opiate epidemic by providing education to residents across Michigan. After several mothers lost their children to opiate overdose, caring citizens decided to create their own nonprofit public charity with the hopes of preventing more overdoses in their communities. Thanks to Bryan’s HOPE, people are alive that would otherwise have succumbed to opiate overdose. Their goal is to keep working until the epidemic ceases to exist, so that no more families will ever have to go through the pain of losing a loved one to addiction. Volunteers provide more than 10,000 hours each year, benefitting 25,000 residents. “We are proud to be catalysts in a war that has gone so wrong. Our kids are losing the war on drugs,” said Jeannie Richards, Bryan’s Hope volunteer.CLICK HERE to read about the other awards.

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