United Way of Hastings invites the community to join them for the 2nd annual International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) education & recognition event in Hastings.
The event is Tuesday, August 30th from 7-8 pm in the Confluence parking deck, downtown Hastings.
Jane Neumiller-Bustad, Helping Kids Succeed Program Manager, says a local tragic story, Bridget Noring's son Devon, led to wanting to bring the problem to light.
Neumiller-Bustad says that evening you will learn about the widespread use of illicit fentanyl, how young people get it, why that's a problem, and what you can do to raise awareness of this deadly substance.
The CDC now estimates overdoses and fentanyl poisonings are the leading cause of death for teens – more than car crashes, suicides, and COVID deaths combined.
For more information, go to https://unitedwayofhastings.org/site/.