Providence Fire Department to receive $1,000 donation from the Above the Noise Foundation, affording enhanced advertising and outreach efforts for Providence Safe Stations
Wednesday, April 18th at 9:30 a.m., Providence Public Safety Complex
WHO: Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Paré, Anita Devlin; President of the Above the Noise Foundation, Tom Coderre; Senior Advisor to Governor Gina Raimondo and members of the Providence Fire Department and Mayor Elorza’s Healthy Communities Office
WHAT: Check presentation/photo-op
WHEN: Wednesday, April 18th at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Providence Public Safety Complex, 325 Washington Street, 3rd Floor Atrium
Above the Noise Foundation’s Board of Directors are all advocates in the national addiction epidemic. Each have their own personal story and have worked in various ways to build support, hope, and community. Their President, Anita Devlin, is formally from Rhode Island. The foundation hosts drug and alcohol free music festivals that aim to inspire, empower, and provide grassroots funding to U.S. cities battling the national addiction epidemic, according to their website. Their generous donation to the Providence Fire Department will be used to fund further outreach and advertising efforts towards Providence Safe Stations, which launched on January 2, 2018, to address the overdose epidemic in Providence by providing hassle-free and immediate access to supportive services. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, individuals seeking treatment can visit any of Providence’s 12 fire stations, speak with the trained staff on duty, and immediately get connected to treatment support and services.