HONESDALE — The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation has announced that the Wayne County Heroin Prevention Task Force has been selected to receive one of the Foundation’s 2017 community grant awards.

Suzanne Frisch, Vice President of the Wayne County Heroin Prevention Task Force received a check in the amount of $5,000.00 from Villaume Foundation board member, Lewis J. Critelli.

The Wayne County Heroin Prevention Task Force is a non-profit, grass roots organization formed in August, 2014 in response to the growing heroin epidemic recognized nationwide and the rising overdose fatalities in Wayne County.

The Wayne County Heroin Prevention Task Force travels throughout Wayne County promoting education and awareness through monthly public meetings as well as provide avenues for treatment.

The Villaume Foundation grant will be used in harm reduction projects such as a system kit for the safe retrieval and removal of used drug paraphernalia found in the community.

For more information regarding the Wayne County Heroin Prevention Task Force, please visit their website at www.waynecountyheroinpreventiontaskforce.com.

The John and Helen Villaume Foundation established by Honesdale natives, John and Helen Villaume, is dedicated to benefit charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational programs within Wayne County.

Since its inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling over $1,000,000.00 with Wayne Bank managing the account in the Wealth Management and Trust Services Division of Wayne Bank.

Additional information about the Foundation and grant applications may be obtained from: The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, c/o Wayne Bank Wealth Management and Trust Services Division, 717 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, or by phone: 570-253-8507 or email: Trust@WayneBank.com