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Lakeville Public Safety Foundation receives $10,000 donation to Broaden City’s Efforts Against Opioid Addiction

Lakeville Public Safety Foundation receives $10,000 donation to Broaden City’s Efforts Against Opioid Addiction

The donation will be focused on combatting the opioid epidemic in Lakeville

Lakeville, MN (April 11, 2018) – The Lakeville Public Safety Foundation has received a $10,000 donation from the Addiction Policy Leadership Action Network, or APLAN,  which is a partnership between the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the Addiction Policy Forum, and other groups to combat the opioid epidemic. The grant is part of a nationwide effort to work with policy experts and those on the frontlines of the opioid crisis to proactively address opioid abuse.

“PhRMA is committed to finding real solutions and advancing public policies that will help address the urgent needs of addiction that our communities are facing right now,” said Linda Carroll-Shern, deputy vice president of PhRMA. “The grant presented to the Lakeville Public Safety Foundation today is reflective of our broader, ongoing commitment in Minnesota to support local initiatives that are making a real impact. PhRMA has also been working with a variety of partners across the state and will be announcing additional grants in the weeks to come. Our partnerships with these groups are focused on bringing educational resources and programs to communities impacted by the opioid epidemic.”

The donation was presented to Shanen Corlett, the president of the Lakeville Public Safety Foundation and is intended to support first responders with tools for emergency overdose reversal as well as prevention efforts. The donation from PhRMA and APF is one of many prevention efforts the Foundation has undertaken, which have also included purchasing in-home drug deactivation kits for the police force and educational opportunities for parents on the warning signs of a possible opioid addiction.

“We thank PhRMA and the Addiction Policy Forum for their leadership and are grateful to have been chosen for this grant,” said Corlett, president of the Lakeville Public Safety Foundation. “Keeping up with this epidemic is a challenge for any community because opioid addiction does not discriminate, it affects the poor, the rich, the young and the old. We look forward to using this grant to keep our first responders equipped with the best tools to reverse overdose and improve prevention.”

About the Lakeville Public Safety Foundation:

The Lakeville Public Safety Foundation (LPSF) is a nonprofit organization that promotes public safety by enhancing the capabilities of the Lakeville Police Department and the Lakeville Fire Department. LPSF will provide financial assistance for community-based public safety programs, events, processes and nonessential operational tools through donations from citizens and corporations.

 

The Lakeville Public Safety Foundation accepts a $10,000 Grant. Pictured (L-R) are Shanen Corlett and Kirsten Specht of the LPSF, Representative Jon Kosnick, Lakeville Mayor Doug Anderson, Linda Crroll-Shern of PhRMA, Senator Dan Hall, Representative Roz Peterson, Penny Zurn (LPSF) and Lakeville City Council Member Luke Hellier.

 

 

 

Posted by Shanen Corlett / Posted on 19 Apr