Just in case you need a little help, here’s a sample letter and team story for you.

Friends and Family,

We will be participating in the 2017 Steps to Home walk event, June 10th at Mill No. 5 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The purpose of the walk is to help Lowell Transitional Living Center expand their street outreach capabilities so they can save more lives and give hope to people experiencing homelessness.

As many of you already know, our eighteen year old son Sebastian died of an opioid addiction last year. Despite the prevalence of the opioid epidemic in our communities, the solutions are desperately under-funded. We are committed to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by this crisis, and ensuring that the requisite funding is available for services like street outreach, where case managers go out into the streets, establish trusting relationships with people living outside in critical need, and are there in the moment of willingness when they need a ride to a detox center or medical help.

Please help us support the Lowell Transitional Living Center and those affected by addiction and everyone else experiencing homelessness by joining us at Mill No. 5 in Lowell on June 10th, helping us to raise funds or by sponsoring Team Sebastian at the 2017 Steps to Home walk event (all donations are 100% deductible):

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Everyone is welcome to walk with us – if you would like more information on the event, please go to the following link: ltlc.org/outreach.

Sebastian was deeply loved and we know he would have wanted us to continue the fight. Thank you in advance for your generosity and help. We greatly appreciate it and hope to see you there.