Former addict gives back with day of service

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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

Flourish Bakery

Justice for Cody

Odyssey House

One Voice Recovery

Recovery Soldiers

The Burrito Project

The Haven

Utah Harm Reduction Coalition

Utah Naloxone

Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness

Volunteers of America

Young People in Recovery

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