WILMINGTON, MA — The Prevention Professionals of Northern Middlesex recently held a Candlelight Vigil to remember loved ones and celebrate recovery. Due to COVID-19, the vigil — traditionally held on the Wilmington Town Common — was held virtually through the assistance of Wilmington Community Television.
Wilmington’s Health and Recovery Coordinator Samantha Reif, Wilmington Police Chief Joe Desmond, and Wilmington Recovery Coach Darrell Mirrione all offered remarks. A powerful remembrance reading then took place, followed by a performance of Hallelujah from a local band.
Due to the pandemic, Reif noted she’s seen a dramatic rise in addiction and mental health issues in Wilmington. She encourages any resident struggling with substance abuse issues to reach out to her office for assistance.
Watch the video, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:
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