Mark Serra from NOPE Pinellas speaks about the loss of his son Matthew to a prescription drug overdose. ABC Action News reporter Sarah Hollenbeck reports there is an overdose every 43 hours in Pinellas county. Listen to her report about how this epidemic is impacting local emergency rooms and first responders.Read More
Since 2015, there have been 392 opioid-related deaths in Pinellas County. Unfortunately, the numbers are rising. The average 9.7 deaths-per-month in 2015 has almost doubled to 17 deaths-per-month in 2016 and so far in 2017, which means a 78-percent increase in opioid-related deaths from 2015 to 2016.Read More
NOPE of Pinellas County, an organization dedicated to educating youth about the dangers of drug use, was presented a $7,500 donation by the National Life Group Foundation this week in honor of the commitment National Life Group’s partner agency in Clearwater, Fla., has made to the nonprofit.
Mark Serra, owner of Planned Financial Services Corp., received one of National Life’s inaugural Agent Do Good Awards, awarded to two agencies whose commitment to helping nonprofits in their communities stand out.Read More
Drug addiction nearly took a Pinellas County woman’s daughter. Missy Peterson says she’s thankful Jessie is alive and her daughter's story inspired her to help others.Read More