Mike’s Campaign to Crush COVID-19

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Mike’s Campaign to Crush COVID-19

Mike’s 5k to Crush Substance Abuse has started a new campaign to support those fighting addiction get through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donations can be made here: https://fundraise.com/mikes-5-k-to-crush-substance-abuse/mikes-campaign-to-crush-coronavirus.

From the Mike’s Campaign Committee:

Although the past several weeks have been very difficult, we’ve been moved by the many conversations that we have had with our friends in the substance use disorder treatment community and their amazing dedication to help those battling addiction get through this global crisis. Three of the organizations that Mike’s 5k supports – the Gavin Foundation, the Grayken Center at Boston Medical Center and Bay State Community Services – could use our help. Mike’s 5k is launching Mike’s Campaign to Crush Covid-19 to help Gavin, Grayken and Bay State during these trying times. We recognize that COVID-19 has created financial hardship for many families and you may not be able to give to this campaign – we totally understand that and most importantly are so grateful for all of your support these past three years in preventing and treating addiction.

If you can give, donations of all amounts are welcome. Our goal is to raise $6,000. Both Gavin and Bay State are in need of funds for basic necessities like food and disinfectant products, as well as masks and goggles. A $10 donation covers about 5 bottles of hand sanitizer; a $25 donation buys 10 cans of disinfectant spray; and $50 covers 50 disposable masks. In addition, both Gavin and Bay State are operating at full capacity in their residential programs and are determined to keep people off the streets to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Donations will help to ensure that they can maintain adequate staffing and keep their operations fully running. The Grayken Center is opening a 250-bed homeless shelter for people who test positive for COVID-19. Donations will go to support getting this shelter up and running as well as its everyday expenses.

If you are able to donate, Mike’s Campaign to Crush Covid-19 is our way to support those fighting addiction during this crisis and carry on the inspiring message of the Mike’s 5k community. The money from this Campaign will be distributed evenly among these three very deserving organizations.

With gratitude,

The Mike’s 5k Committee

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