Waquoit Church Observes National Overdose Awareness Month
The Waquoit Church is observing National Overdose Awareness Month by placing purple chairs on its front lawn during August. Purple is the color associated with overdose awareness, and the chair is for those missing at their dinner tables. It is a time to remember those who have died from overdose, acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind, and renew our commitment to end overdose and related harms. The observance also aims to reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths.
The public is invited to write the name of a loved one lost to an overdose on any of the chairs. (There is a bag with markers attached to one of the chairs.) Alternatively, people may call or email the church office with a name, and we will write it for you.
A few chairs are available for painting as well. Contact the church office to pick up a chair and paint. There is no charge.
The church is located at the corner of Route 28 and Parson Lane; the office number is 508-548-5269.