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PLYMOUTH RECOVERY CENTER: Sunrise Rotary takes up where Kiwanis leaves off - Wicked Local Plymouth

With the help of two civic organizations and donations from dozens of individuals, efforts to combat the local drug epidemic with a new recovery center are nearing their goal.

PLYMOUTH – With the help of two civic organizations and donations from dozens of individuals, efforts to combat the local drug epidemic with a new recovery center are nearing their goal.

In less than two weeks, donations to the Plymouth Recovery Center Inc. reached more than $10,000, guaranteeing a full match from the Plymouth Kiwanis.

With the club’s donation of $10,000, the fund has risen to $90,000, just $10,000 shy of the money organizers set out to raise to open the peer-to-peer recovery center in February.

The Sunrise Rotary Club has now stepped in to finish the job.

The club has offered to match any and all donations up to $5,000. And as of this week, individual donations have already matched half of that benchmark, leaving $2,500 in individuals donations needed to meet the overall goal.

Local businessman Robert Hollis issued the challenge to declare war on the heroin crisis in February, organizing the nonprofit group with the aim of opening a center that will help people struggling with drug use by giving them access to people who intimately know their battle – others in long term recovery.

Hollis organized the group in memory of his son, Rob, who died of a heroin overdose last fall, after two years of sobriety.

Plymouth Recovery Center Inc. has already signed a lease for space for the recovery center at the South Shore Community Action Council on Obery Street.

The center is set to open July 1. The additional funding will go toward programming. The nonprofit group also hopes the community’s participation in the effort will help secure state funding to staff the center on a permanent basis in coming years.

The state currently funds 10 such centers throughout Massachusetts, including peer-to-peer programs in Hyannis and Brockton. The state has earmarked money for two more centers in the coming year, but other communities have applied for the grants.

Visit https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/plymouth-recovery-center to donate.

 

 

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