BEMIDJI -- The Northwest Indian Community Development Center will hold an Opioid Awareness Response Gathering event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive NE.

The NWICDC has partnered with the Red Lake Overdose Response Team to host the event, which will include information booths, food, and speakers including NWICDC Director Martin Jennings, Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin and more.

Participants will receive resources to serve community members with substance abuse disorder and a limited amount of naloxone kits will be available, a release said.

"Our goal is to provide support for healing and wellness, we want you to see there is hope for your life and your recovery," the release said.

Masks, social distancing and other COVID safety protocols will be required at the event.

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For more information, contact the center at (218) 759-2022.