Pictured from left to right, Milford Elks’ Drug Awareness Chairwoman, Kathy Hart, Milford Prevention Council’s Program Director, Wendy Gibbons, and Milford Elks’ Exalted Ruler, Rob Muoio

Milford Elks’ Lodge #1589 Recognized for Awarding National Gratitude Grant to Milford Prevention Council

(Milford, CT)  The Milford Prevention Council (MPC) today recognized the Milford Elks’ Lodge #1589 Drug Awareness Committee for supporting youth alcohol and substance use prevention programs with a $2,000 National Gratitude Grant award.

Donations from community members like Milford Elks support MPC activities, including freshman forums, senior university, Narcan training, recovery speakers, and other awareness and prevention programs.

“The most effective strategies for preventing underage drinking and substance use are those which mobilize all elements of a community,” noted Wendy Gibbons, Program Director of the Milford Prevention Council. “On behalf of MPC we would like to thank Milford Elks for their recent and generous donation.  The National Gratitude Grant of $2,000 will allow us to partner with the Elks to provide additional resources for programs that seek to prevent drug and alcohol abuse and increase the overall behavioral health and well-being of our youth. We are thankful for a community that values prevention.”

“We have been lucky to secure this grant to benefit the Milford Prevention Council,” said Drug Awareness chairwoman, Kathy Hart. “We’ve already worked together on a billboard in Milford that will bring awareness to the dangers of vaping. We plan to continue to work closely with the MPC through our resources at a national level and locally with our volunteers and members. We expect to deliver additional Narcan training in the future and new substance use and abuse presentations and community events, including vaping presentations in our schools.”

For more information on the Milford Elks Lodge #1589, visit their website at www.milfordelks.com or email info@milfordelks.com. For more information on the Milford Prevention Council, visit www.milfordprevention.org or email info@milfordprevention.org.

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Milford Prevention Council
The mission of the Milford Prevention Council (MPC) is to reduce underage drinking and substance abuse through prevention education, the support of law enforcement and the strengthening of our community collaboration in Milford and surrounding areas.  The MPC is a 501(c)(3) organization and a partner organization of United Way of Milford.  For more information please visit milfordprevention.org.

Milford Elks #1589
Through the dedication and involvement of our members, the Milford Elks Lodge #1589 proudly supports many programs and organizations throughout the community, and the entire state as well. We engage in activities that promote the health, well-being, and positive development of the children. We work to help meet the needs of today’s veterans. And, we come together to improve the quality of life for our entire community, especially those in need. For more information, please visit www.milfordelks.com