Tree of Hope Comes to Bristol Wednesday Night
The holiday season can be a challenging one for families and persons impacted by substance use disorders. Even those engaged in recovery can sometimes struggle…
And no matter the circumstances ….there is always hope!
Tonight at the Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center ambitions can be hung on the “Tree of Hope.”
Since 1990, The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania has been extending invitations to the community to decorate the “Tree of Hope” with personalized ornaments bearing the names of people being honored. The community can commemorate those who have lost their lives to addiction or to celebrate and honor a life gained in recovery, each ornament placed on the beautiful evergreen is a representation of the hope of recovery from addiction, says The Council.
The Tree of Hope also offers a special opportunity to acknowledge those who have impacted the lives of people in recovery in a positive way.
Its way of showing gratitude through action and raises awareness about recovery and substance abuse disorders.
On hand for the event will be live music performed by Cordus Mundi with Bucks County Commissioner Bob Harvie, Common Pleas Judge Rea Boylan who will be recognized as a “Ray of Hope” and Amy Bilyk will be honored as Outstanding Volunteer for 2022 by receiving the Tom Nelson Award.
“Please join us in honoring family members who have successfully achieved recovery, and commemorating survivors, mentors, and/or loved ones who have been lost to substance use disorder” Council ambassadors ask.
You never know how a beautify can change someone’s perspective and spark hope in a seasons greetings sort of way.
The dedication event begins at 6 pm, Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center (SBRCC), 1286 Veterans Highway, Bristol, Suite D6.
Please be mindful to dress warmly as the Ceremonies take place outdoors.
To dedicate an ornament for tonight’s ceremony please click here. Prices begin at $5.
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. (The Council) is a private non-profit prevention, education, advocacy, assessment, intervention, and recovery support organization, serving the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia. The Council, founded in 1975, provides a wide range of services to reduce the impact of addiction and improve related health issues for the entire community including families, schools, businesses, individuals and the community, regardless of ability to pay, ethnicity, race, gender, age or sexual orientation.
Our services for prevention, education, advocacy, assessment and intervention help to reduce or eliminate the stigma of addiction, which prevents people from seeking treatment.