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Local Business Partners with Salvation Army to Fight Opioid Abuse

November 07, 2017 10:50 AM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -HealthSource of Rochester is joining the fight against opioids by donating money tot he Salvation Army. The Salvation Army's efforts and treatment clinics are helping make strides to put an end to the epidemic.

Dr. Christina Ammold owns HealthSource in Rochester. She said personal experiences in her life made joining the fight that much easier to be a part of.

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"I do have some family who have addiction as well so growing up I seen this, I know the impact that it makes so if I can help one more person in the world avoid addiction I feel like I’ve done my job," said Ammold.

"I’m glad to see that people are willing to step up and give a voice to it because I think it’s something we try to hide," said Anne Bashaw-Meyer, Director of the community engagement at the Salvation Army.

Currently, there are no Salvation Army treatment centers in Rochester. However, organizers say this benefits everyone that comes to their doors for addiction help.

“There are people that come to our doors that are definitely in the depths of addiction and need help and it’s just a devastating thing that anybody has to deal with," said Bashaw-Meyer.

The cost for service is $20 for the initial visit at HealthSource. HealthSource will then donate that money to the Salvation Army. People who are already patients at HealthSource can get involved as well by referring someone to take advantage of the promotion. For more information on the campaign, you can visit HealthSource's website.

UPDATE: Since this story aired on our ABC 6 newscasts, the campaign has been extended. HealthSource will donate the $20 new patient visit fee to the Salvation Army through December 31st, rather than November 30th as we first reported.


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