ADAMHS and Scene 75 teaming up to thank first responders
MONTGOMERY CO., Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) and Scene 75 Entertainment are teaming up to say 'thank you' to the county's first responders who have saved thousands of lives during the opiate epidemic. First responders and their families are invited to participate in "Supporting the Shield Appreciation Days" on December 26, 27 and 28 at Scene 75.
"It's our way to say 'thank you so much for being there first when the rest of us cannot be'," ADAMHS Executive Director Helen Jones-Kelley said.
Each first responder who registers will get a $25 game card, $20 in additional arcade play, a large pizza and a comeback opportunity for a free laser tag game.
"By partnering with ADAMHS to support the shield, first responders and their families allows us an opportunity to support those who support our community at large," Jonah Sandler, Scene 75 founder, said.
From January 1 through the end of September, ADAMHS has given nearly 2,500 Naloxone kits to first responders on the front lines.
"Our personnel see some things that most would never see in a lifetime," assistant chief of the Dayton Fire Department Nicholas Hosford said. "They carry each one of those experiences home."
"In the holiday time frame here it will be a great time for the officers to spend a little special time with their kids and their family, maybe get a little crazy," Five Rivers MetroParks Chief Mark Hess said.
Montgomery County first responders can register and pick up their packets online at the ADAMHS website, or in-person at ADAMHS or Scene 75.