ACTR receives donation to help transport folks to opioid treatment
MIDDLEBURY ? Neat Repeats Resale Shop recently donated $750 to Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) to help fund its opioid crisis work. Demand for ACTR’s transportation services to opioid medication-assisted treatment centers is outstripping ACTR’s grant funding, even as the transportation agency works with care providers and the state to help address this exponentially growing crisis.
“ACTR is grateful to receive this support from Neat Repeats,” said Jim Moulton, Executive Director. “Their community investment helps us fight the opioid crisis. Alleviating that program’s deficit also helps to protect public transportation service for all those who rely on it to find and keep jobs, maintain independence, access critical healthcare services and live happier lives.”
Neat Repeats is a charitable non-profit organization that resells donated items and distributes the proceeds to community needs. They welcome volunteers to screen merchandise and interact with customers. Donations of saleable items such as clothing, shoes, jewelry, linens, small kitchen utensils, etc. are also gratefully accepted. Resale of these items benefits the community twice; by making quality goods affordable and by generating charitable funds to reinvest in the community. Since 2008, Neat Repeats has invested $12,750 in ACTR’s public transportation infrastructure.
ACTR has always relied on local fundraising for matching funds to unlock its grants (every local $1 raised unlocks $4). Now extra local support is needed to offset the negative impacts of the opioid crisis on its programs and services. To learn more about ACTR’s services, or support their work, go to actr-vt.org or call 388-2287.
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