International Overdose Awareness Day Proclamation
WHEREAS, we recognize the purpose of International Overdose Awareness Day as a way to remember our loved ones lost to overdoses and ending the stigma of drug-related deaths; and
WHEREAS, the Upper Darby community affirms and acknowledges the harm and hardship caused by drug overdoses; and
WHEREAS, we resolve to work harder to reduce the number of overdoses in our community. Drug overdoses claimed the lives of hundreds of residents of Delaware County, Pennsylvania in 2020, with countless additional lives forever changed; and
WHEREAS, we affirm that the people affected by the disease of addiction and drug overdoses are our sons and daughters, our mothers and fathers, our brothers and sisters, and our friends and fellow residents, and that they are deserving of our love, compassion, and support.
NOW, THEREFORE I, Barbarann Keffer, Mayor of Upper Darby Township, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, August 31, 2021 as
International Overdose Awareness Day
in Upper Darby and encourage the entire community to recognize and participate in its observance.
Barbarann Keffer, Mayor
Upper Darby Township
Delaware County, Pennsylvania