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Our Island CARES hosts celebration of emergency responders May 25

May 15, 2019

Vinalhaven — Our Island CARES, a nonprofit that helps people struggling with addiction, will hold a celebration in honor of Vinalhaven's first responders, titled "Show the Love," May 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. across from the Union Church. There will be guest speakers, refreshments and music by the student band Trevaskis.

The island's ambulance service was founded in the 1990s. The crew works with other emergency responders, including EMTs, volunteer firefighters, medical personnel, sheriff's deputies and ferry crews to help those in life-threatening situations.

Our Island CARES offers support to those seeking or in recovery, and to those who encounter the stigma and shame that can become an obstacle to recovery.

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