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Kaitlin Murphy Foundation receives grant from Warrington Cares

The Kaitlin Murphy Foundation (KMF) recently received a $1,000 grant from the Warrington Cares (WC), a Warrington Township Employee Charity!

The Kaitlin Murphy Foundation’s mission is to bring awareness to the addiction epidemic, form a community of fighters to join the battle, and raise the funds needed to support addiction fighting charities and causes that are already doing the good work on the ground level.

“We are incredibly grateful for this Warrington Cares grant that will enable The Kaitlin Murphy Foundation to continue fighting back against the drug and opioid epidemic that is plaguing our community,” said KMF President, Annemarie Murphy.

One program that KMF supports is the HEART Program, women’s recovery program at the Bucks County Correctional Facility.

Another is Camp Mariposa |The Moyer Foundation, a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance abuse in their families.

Additionally, KMF supports the Bucks County Police Assisting in Recovery Program (BPAIR), through which a resident suffering from addiction can walk into a police station without fear of prosecution, state that they would like help with their addiction, and receive guidance and transportation to a recovery assessment facility for evaluation.

“We are thrilled to make this contribution to the Kaitlin Murphy Foundation to further their mission,” said Warrington Cares President Barry Luber. “Warrington Township’s Police Department has embraced the Kaitlin Murphy Foundation’s assistance in the BPAIR initiative concerning the opioid epidemic which is devastating many families.”

Warrington Cares started in 2014 and is represented by municipal employees from all departments including police, fire, public works, water/sewer, parks and recreation, and township office staff.

All funds raised are directed towards providing grants to local families in need, annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors who reside within Warrington Township, donations to other Warrington-based non-profit charities, and contributing to a college fund for Ian Bennett, the son of the late police officer, Timothy J. Bennett.

WC hosts several fundraising events annually, including the WC/Fulton Bank Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon on September 9th and Warrington Day on September 22nd.

For more information on the Kaitlin Murphy Foundation, visit www.kaitlinmurphyfoundation.org. For more information on Warrington Cares, visit www.warringtoncares.org.

PHOTO CAP: From left, Kaitlin Murphy Foundation board members, Tim Murphy and Annemarie Murphy, accept a $1,000 grant from Warrington Cares President, Barry Luber.