Local Group to Host 'Blessing Bag' Party in Montco to Help People Battling Addiction | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Local Group to Host 'Blessing Bag' Party in Montco to Help People Battling Addiction

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A "blessing bag" handed out by members of Angels in Motion to people living on the streets battling addiction.

A local group of "angels" is holding a party in Montgomery County Tuesday night to help people battling addiction in our area. 

Angels in Motion, an organization that connects with people fighting addiction to help them get help and to give them food, clothing and toiletries, is hosting a "blessing bag" party in Ardsley.

The party is open to anyone and starts at the Ardsley Community Center, at 2828 Spear Ave. in Glenside at 7 p.m.

Generation Addicted: Heroin by the NumbersGeneration Addicted: Heroin by the NumbersNationwide, overdoses killed more people than car crashes in 2014, and in Philadelphia alone, paramedics responded to an overdose call roughly every 45 minutes that year. As part of Generation Addicted, an NBC10 exclusive airing Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m., NBC10 Digital Reporters Vince Lattanzio and Morgan Zalot take a deeper look at heroin statistics. (Published Sunday, March 20, 2016)

"Blessing bags," which members of Angels in Motion hand out to people in the throes of addiction and living on the streets, contain nonperishable food, toiletries and other necessities. A list of foods and other items that are ideal for the bags and that volunteers can bring to the party are available on the event page here

Angels in Motion was started by Carol Rostucher, a Northeast Philadelphia mother of two, when her older son, Drew, battled heroin addiction. Drew is in recovery now, but Rostucher continues her fight to help others who are addicted.

NBC10 profiled Rostucher and several other people in our area whose lives have been touched by addiction in Generation Addicted, an in-depth report on the heroin and opioid epidemic, earlier this year. 

NBC10 Exclusive: Generation Addicted TV SpecialNBC10 Exclusive: Generation Addicted TV SpecialNBC10 reporters Vince Lattanzio, Morgan Zalot and Denise Nakano explore the tragic world of heroin and opioid addiction in the Philadelphia area and beyond. This special long-form presentation is just one of a series of stories as part of our investigation. Dive into our in-depth coverage and many more stories here. (Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016)

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