International Overdose Awareness Day
International Overdose awareness day is recognized on August 31st. In August 2019, SOMDrelief partnered with Lifestyles Inc., and Brentanie's Hope fund to raise money for Overdose Awareness Day. For the month of August, the SOMDrelief team accepted donations in store, online via the gofundme account, and through an Elevate and Paint event on August 31st. Through these efforts, over $3,000 was raised and donated to Lifestyles Inc. to pay for a bed for recovery for individuals in our community. This epidemic is real and we want to help in every way that we can.
In addition to the donation, SOMDrelief opened up the door for communication between people. These people were affected by overdose in various ways, but all felt comfortable to share their stories and connect with one another. Some of those stories can be found on our website under the Overdose Awareness tab.