Rep. Gina Mosbrucker brings ‘Save our Communities’ Drug Crisis Listening Event to Camp Hope Yakima, Nov. 7

Rep. Gina Mosbrucker will meet with residents of Camp Hope Yakima, a homeless shelter, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to listen to their concerns about the serious and growing problem of drug abuse, addiction, and deaths from overdoses of hard drugs, including fentanyl and heroin.

This is the third of a series of “Save Our Communities” Drug Crisis events Mosbrucker has held this year in the 14th District — the others in Goldendale on June 20 and Toppenish on Sept. 5. The two previous events were packed with local residents telling their stories of fentanyl and impacts of the drug crisis.

“Fentanyl is now the leading cause of death for those from the age of 18 to 45. This is a tragic, heartbreaking crisis, affecting people in every community in our state, including Goldendale, Toppenish and Yakima,” said Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale. “It’s not legislators who have the answers. It’s the people we serve. And it is critically important to hear from those whose family members are suffering from addiction.”

Mosbrucker, the ranking member of the House Community Safety, Justice and Reentry Committee, is bringing the listening event to the Yakima shelter to hear firsthand from residents about their experiences with this crisis. However, she says everyone is welcome to join her to discuss their concerns at the meeting.

“All too often, drugs rob people of their families, their jobs, their homes, and their very lives. Many people addicted to drugs have no place to go and no hope. Camp Hope Yakima offers a warm place to sleep, meals, health services, and counseling to help those who are going through the greatest struggles of their lives,” added Mosbrucker. “These are the people living the nightmares of drugs and drug addiction around them. I want to listen, hear their stories, and seek ways to lift our communities and our citizens from the scourge of deadly drugs.”

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Camp Hope Yakima
2300 E. Birch St.
(Behind U-Haul, off Highway 82 – Nob Hill Blvd. exit)
Yakima, WA

For more information, contact Mosbrucker’s Olympia office at (360) 786-7856.


Washington State House Republican Communications