National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - St. Louis area, the St. Louis County Children's Service Fund, and police are taking part.
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This will be the group's third town hall meeting. A 4th may be scheduled in west county, soon - according to Dan Duncan, director of community services for NCADA.
Other grassroots organizations are planning similar rallies.
Sunday, Chris Diep canceled a rally in downtown Belleville because more than 1100 people indicated they would attend - on a Facebook invite. Diep said police asked for more time to prepare for a large crowd. Despite canceling the event, about 50 people showed up to rally anyway.
Diep's group can be found on Facebook: www.facebook.com/event.php
Another rally, organized by Marilyn Smashey - a Lake St. Louis mother who lost her son to a heroin overdose, is planned for September 10th in Troy, Missouri from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Monday night, a town hall meeting will be held at Oakville High School in St. Louis county - to provide information about a rise in heroin overdoses, locally.
It is scheduled for Monday, August 29th from 7 PM TO 8:30 PM at 5557 Milburn Road, St. Louis.