Tree honors those lost and pays tribute to those dedicated to the field of substance abuse and recovery.
New York, NY - April 19, 2017 - The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (LICADD), Long Island's premier provider of substance abuse services and prevention programs, is pleased to announce the installation of a beautiful hand-crafted Legacy Tree at LICADD headquarters in Westbury, NY.
A magnificent hand-crafted Living Legacy Tree now adorns the LICADD Executive Offices in Westbury, N.Y. The tree was a brainchild of LICADD staff to honor and memorialize those lost and pay tribute to those dedicated to the field of substance abuse and recovery. Championed by LICADD Board Member, Father Philip Eichner of Kellenberg Memorial High School (KMHS), the tree was designed and created by artisan, Frederick H. Weber of Weber Woods with assistance from the KMHS carpentry department.
The striking Living Legacy Tree was crafted using over fifteen varieties of wood from the United States, Africa and South America, including Cherry, White Oak, Padouk and Purpleheart. The result is a mosaic-like pattern and evokes the feeling of many coming together as one - those who have lost their battle and those who continue the work of recovery and support. The visual message is powerful.
The Living Legacy Tree will feature the tribute: "In special recognition of those who have been touched by addiction." Donors' names or the name of a loved one, friend or relative, will be engraved and placed on the Tree. LICADD is committed to recognizing every contributor of $1,000 or more on the tree. The generosity of donors to the Legacy Tree will go toward funding both Chemical Dependency Interventions for families in the throes of addiction and the Student Assistance Program (SAP) that provides needed prevention education for students in grades K-12. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to LICADD programming to help those challenged with the ravages of addiction and their families. Donors who have made donations of less than $1,000 are invited to consider increasing their gift to participate in this special program.
Over sixty years ago, LICADD founder, R. Brinkley Smithers, surrounded himself with advocates in the medical and spiritual community as well as generous supporters to begin a national movement towards recovery. Today, LICADD is helping more families than ever before. A donation in memory of, in honor of or a tribute to someone is a thoughtful way to recognize a special person in your life. Tax-deductible donations will help others who are suffering while supporting LICADD's mission to provide help and hope for individuals and families consumed by the disease of alcoholism and drug dependence.
To participate, please call Lee Anne Vetrone-Timothy, Director of Philanthropy at (516) 747-2606 or www.licadd.org.
For more information about LICADD’s services or to seek addiction services, please call 516-747-2606 or visit www.licadd.org. LICADD is a 501c3 organization and a BBB-Accredited Charity.