Church on the Rise, 3550 Crocker Road, Westlake, will be hosting a Greater than Heroin Service with four local City Mayors in remembrance of those who have lost their lives this past year because of drug overdoses and to offer hope for the future! On Wednesday, November 8 at 7 p.m. affected family members and the community are all invited to come together in remembrance of those who have died as we offer our unconditional love and support to family and friends suffering from the loss of their loved ones.
Westlake’s Mayor Dennis Clough is going to share his personal story about losing a loved one due to this epidemic. Bay Village’s Mayor Paul Koomar, Rocky River’s Mayor Pam Bobst and North Ridgeville’s Mayor David Gillock will also be speaking briefly about the impact that we as concerned citizens can make on our cities.
Mark Busch of Busch Funeral Homes and Crematory Services has been working closely with Dr. Paul in planning this unique service. “Every week we see one or two families who have lost a loved one dues to this crisis. We need to turn to God and we need to work together to bring this to an end,” said Mark.
Tim Huey will be sharing his story on the overdose deaths of five of his family members. Those attending will hear more heart-breaking stories of heroin tragedies from families and an ER doctor who will describe the horrific firsthand scenes of heroin that he and his colleagues face daily. Pastor Paul Grodell, the founder of Creation House, will also be speaking.
Church on the Rise will be raising awareness and raising money to start a Local Faith Based Drug Rehab Center! Bring someone effected by heroin with you and BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!