New Philadelphia, Ohio – The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is partnering with more than 70 local churches to bring hope to communities impacted by drug addiction.

On Sunday, September 30, churches of all denominations will come together to recognize Hope Sunday in conjunction with National Recovery Month. 

As part of the countywide event, the Rove Creative Co. team, an extension of The Ezekiel Project in New Philadelphia, will provide a short film featuring the testimony of a local individual who overcame addiction through the support of his church family and the discovery of Christ. The film will tell the story of addiction through the eyes of the addict.

Participating churches will receive a copy of the five-minute video and are asked to share it with their congregations. The Anti-Drug Coalition will also provide a brief script that can be used before or after the presentation, bulletin inserts that include prayer requests from the community and information on local resources.

"Drug addiction is present right here in Tuscarawas County," explains ADC Coordinator Jodi Salvo. "It is critical that we rally together as a community in order to truly find a solution. We recognize that churches have the potential to reach so many and offer the Hope that is needed to win the battle."

Churches interested in participating are encouraged to contact Jodi Salvo at 330-440-7319 to receive more information and materials.


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