Appreciation breakfast to be held


EATON — “Bringing Help, Bringing Hope. Thank You” Appreciation Week will be held from April 29 through May 5.

A Thank You Breakfast will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene, located at 201 E. Lexington Rd., Eaton, on Friday, May 3, from 8-9 a.m. RSVP for the breakfast by emailing

Several community leaders from SAPP (Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership) and the Mental Health & Recovery Board have met regularly to discuss how continuing to fight Ohio’s and Preble County’s addiction and overdose epidemic is a great thing to do for communities, Preble County, and Ohio.

The message of “Bringing Help. Bringing Hope. Thank You” week of appreciation (April 29-May 5) is allowing local leaders to demonstrate their gratitude to all of the individuals on the front lines who are working to eradicate the scourge of drugs, and help individuals coping with addiction recovery every day.

They will show their appreciation throughout the week culminating on Friday with a breakfast and program with shared stories of how people’s lives were changed thanks to the individuals who helped them, and how recovery was possible once given the opportunity for treatment and supports.

“We sponsored the Week of Appreciation because on a daily basis we see the difficulty and pain so many of our front-line fighters face as they work to help individuals in need. The positive impact that recovery from addiction can have on individuals, families, job growth, community safety, and overall economic development cannot be overstated,” said MHRB Executive Director Amy Raynes.

“Treatment works and people recover. Saving individuals and helping to open the door to recovery for those living in Preble County who need treatment services and supports is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do. Our community will be stronger for it.”

The Preble County Mental Health & Recovery Board thanks SAPP for planning the special week of appreciation. They would also like to thank Stomp Addiction, for sponsoring the week’s activities and First Church of the Nazarene in Eaton for providing the Friday breakfast.