Thank you President Trump, from Hometown Empowerment Initiatives and the people of South Carolina's 7th, for coming out and publicly addressing the need to appropriate funds to fighting the opioid epidemic. But, just saying the words "National Emergency" is not enough.
91 Americans a day are dying from this epidemic, and words will not address that!
What will truly address this is if it is actually declared a National Emergency under The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act). This will allow federal funds to be spread to state, local, and tribal organizations to appropriate in a way that will address their individual needs.
Funds appropriated to South Carolina's 7th Congressional District could touch the lives of an estimated 1,680 of our friends and family A WEEK, and that is just the start!
Have you been touched by the opioid epidemic, or see it as a major issue facing our families and country? Tell FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, President Donald J. Trump, and your locally elected officials that it is time to stop talking and start doing.
Tell them to declare the opioid epidemic a National Emergency under the Stafford Act! Get funds to the organizations that will make the real change! Their words can't save lives, but yours can!