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.
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"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.