Group That Brings ‘Blessing Bags' to Those Battling Addiction to Host Event in Montco

A group that hands food and other necessities out to people in the throes of addiction is coming to a Montgomery County community center next week to host a party to make "blessing bags" to give out to those in need.

Angels in Motion, an organization created by Carol Rostucher, a Northeast Philadelphia mom whose son Drew battled heroin addiction for several years, is holding the blessing bag party on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Ardsley Community Center, at 2828 Spear Ave. in Glenside. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food and drinks to put in the bags.

Participants will also write inspirational messages on index cards to include in the bags, to remind people in their toughest moments that they still matter and they can change, according to the organization's event page.

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