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SRC helps substance abuse victims

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Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune / Doug Pullen of the El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff's Association, center, presents a $500 check on behalf of the association to Bety Fedor, Sierra Recovery Center executive director. SRC staff members, from left, are Sylvia Rodriguez, executive assistant; Linda Andrejett, front desk; and Joshua Wagner, DUI counsel.

For many years the Sierra Recovery Center has worked closely with law enforcement to help treat people with substance abuse problems. Sierra Recovery Center has put together many successful programs including the very beneficial HEARTS program for jail inmates. SRC is the only treatment facility in the South Lake Tahoe area and provides a great community service that offers treatment to help people return as productive members of the community. These valuable services frequently go unnoticed and rarely get the appreciation they deserve.

The El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff’s Association is aware of the new program being started by Sierra Recovery Center, “Every Child Deserves a Drug-free Home.” This program will aid the families, in particular the children, of people with substance abuse problems and once again provide a service that is desperately needed in the community. The men and women of the El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff’s Association donated $500 to SRC to help start this very worthwhile program.

“Every day we see the tragic effect that drug and alcohol abuse have, not only on the affected individual, but all of their family and friends. We are encouraging fellow members of the community to help support this program and Sierra Recovery Center,” said Don Atkinson, El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff’s Association president.

“During the upcoming holiday season, Sierra Recovery Center will be placing donation boxes around town and we would encourage businesses to help by allowing these boxes to be set up inside the business. We would also ask for individual donations to help support this program,” Atkinson said.

The Deputy Sheriff’s Association will continue to work closely with the Sierra Recovery Center and will always be there to provide whatever assistance they can to help benefit the community.

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