The Rachel Meyers Foundation

$1,350 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 36 months
Scott Meyers
on behalf of Selene Meyers
 MEAD, WA
I dislike doing this, especially after all the generosity that was shown by so many of you friends, family and strangers in helping with Rachel's funeral expenses...but here I am. We have set up The Rachel Meyers Foundation (a non-profit) with many purposes. Primarily we are working to change current Washington State Law that allows a minor 13 or older to refuse treatment for substance abuse despite the desire of the parents. We currently have legislation being drafted that will be brought to the floor in this upcoming January session that will restore the treatment decisions to the parents or guardians. Because there are many oher states with similar laws we will then work to change those as well. Idaho and New York have laws that allow 14 year olds the right to decide. They are our next targets after Washington. We will also be working to educate young people by speaking at schools and other events. The money being raised will primarily be used for legal fees, to register the Foundation in other states, build a website and to reimburse expenses incurred for speaking engagements. There will be no money spent on salaries as we are an all volunteer organization.
Please consider donating $1 or $5 or whatever you can afford. I know this is a tough time of the year to ask for money, but your donation is tax deductible and will hopefully allow us to educate and save young people from a life of drug addiction and possible death. For those interested, you can check out our Facebook page: The Rachel Meyers Foundation. For those of you not familiar with this issue, my name is Scott Meyers and my beautiful middle daughter Rachel passed away from a drug overdose in March of this year. Drug overdoses now account for more deaths in the United States than automobile accidents. Heroin and pill abuse are becoming an epidemic in our state and in our country. We humbly ask for your support and any size of donation. Thank you for taking the time to read this. If nothing else, please share this with as many people as you can.
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I think I'm reaching the begging stage now. The Washington state legislature will be is in session beginning this month (January). In even numbered years they only meet for a 60 day session, so if we don't raise the money we need now and get Rachel's Law passed this session, we'll have to wait another whole year to get this important law passed. Waiting a year means we losee 100's more of our youth to drug abuse and death. I have approximately 1,700 Facebook friends, if everyone could find just 5 minutes to give $2 to this cause we will reach our goal. That's less than a penny a day or 1/8 of a Starbuck's latte. Please take the time to read about the mission of The Rachel Meyers Foundation on Facebook andhelp us help save the lives of our youth by donating and sharing this post.
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Thank you for your donations. These new laws will save many young children's lives!
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Danielle Ramos
35 months ago
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I love you are doing this! Go kick some butt and get this passed! God bless you and everyone involved!

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Heidi Banik
35 months ago
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I wish this law was in place when I was a teen..I have been to treatment 5 times and it was he'll to get me there .If my parents could have made that decision.it would have saved so much heartache and pain...it's a struggle everyday and my prayers are with everyone involved!!

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Amberlee Kendall-Pack
35 months ago
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I think this is absolutely amazing and wish there were more parent ' s like you Scott Meyers, you are an amazing dad. If you are ever in need of a volunteer I will gladly help, I gave several niece's and nephew's that knew your beautiful daughter and we are all terribly sorry for your family's loss. Godspeed Meyers family

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Created December 28, 2015
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Danielle Ramos
35 months ago
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I love you are doing this! Go kick some butt and get this passed! God bless you and everyone involved!

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Heidi Banik
35 months ago
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1

I wish this law was in place when I was a teen..I have been to treatment 5 times and it was he'll to get me there .If my parents could have made that decision.it would have saved so much heartache and pain...it's a struggle everyday and my prayers are with everyone involved!!

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Amberlee Kendall-Pack
35 months ago
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I think this is absolutely amazing and wish there were more parent ' s like you Scott Meyers, you are an amazing dad. If you are ever in need of a volunteer I will gladly help, I gave several niece's and nephew's that knew your beautiful daughter and we are all terribly sorry for your family's loss. Godspeed Meyers family

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