Operation GRACE received a donation from The Ohio State University College of Public Health on Friday in the form of 100 new winter coats.
Operation GRACE is an organization that works hard to provide items of basic necessity to children that have been directly impacted by the opioid epidemic and works closely with area schools and the Juvenile Court.
Dan Palmer of GRACE stated that three students from OSU brought the coats down to be dispersed by the Juvenile Court System to the kids deemed most in need. Judge Alan Lemons welcomed the students and thanked them for the generous donation. Palmer stated Judge Lemons took the time to answer any questions and discussed the opioid crisis in Scioto County and the effect that it is having currently on families, and more specifically the children.
Palmer said he continues to be grateful for the contributions made by the College of Public Health. “I am very grateful that they continue to remember Operation GRACE,” said Palmer. “This is the third consecutive year they have made generous donations. I appreciate Dr. Bill Miller, Dean of the College of Public Health at OSU, and his involvement in this donation.”
Through donations and continued support from groups like the College of Public Health at OSU, the operation is able to provide basic hygiene items, supplies, and clothing to the kids who need it most.
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