A former addict is giving back to those that helped her and those who still struggle like she did.
Amy Daeschel spend two years homeless and addicted to heroin and meth and even found herself swept up in Operation Rio Grande. However, she finally got help and went through treatment at the House of Hope and now works for Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness.
On Saturday she, along with USARA, Odyssey House and other organizations, ran a massive day of service event at Pioneer Park. For three hours she and other volunteers helped by providing disease prevention and vaccination, free food, hygiene kits and information on treatment and recovery.
Included below is a full list of groups who participated in the day of service:
A New Dawn
Fit to Recover
Justice for Cody
One Voice Recovery
The Burrito Project
Utah Harm Reduction Coalition
Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness
Volunteers of America
Young People in Recovery