Salisbury University AmeriCorps program gets major funding from Gov. Hogan’s office
SALISBURY, Md. – An AmeriCorps program run though Salisbury University will soon be taking on some major projects this year. Recently the university’s Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education Corps program also known as H.O.P.E. received nearly $50,000 in grant money from Governor Larry Hogan’s Office of Service and Volunteerism. School officials say this money is critical to help them continue their opioid addiction, education and prevention efforts.
They say with this money they’ll be able to expand their efforts to two new programs including one in Easton. Where we’re told they’ll work with families affected by addiction–and help them reconnect broken relationships.
“Families are put to major constraints with addiction and we can help to kind of bring that back together. We have a whole bunch of knowledge here that we want to share with the community and this is one way that we really can go out and do that with AmeriCorps,” said assistant professor Aaron Willis.
Willis adds that anyone can join this AmeriCorps program, you don’t have to be a student at the university, and if you’d like to find out how you can volunteer you can head to their website here.