Brad and Janet Mersereau challenge donors
to support Oregon Partnership’s Crisis Lines

Brad Mersereau is a man with a mission: keeping his sister’s memory alive by supporting programs that give alcoholics and addicts the chance to regain control of their lives and believe in the future. Brad is a talented musician and an accomplished pianist. He has collaborated with well known Portland musicians, including Tom Grant, to produce two CDs with all proceeds benefiting comprehensive drug and alcohol sobriety programs.

Oregon Partnership is excited to share the news that Brad and his wife Janet, upon learning that Oregon Partnership’s Crisis Lines are in danger of closing due to lack of funding, stepped up and offered OP a $10,000 challenge gift in support of our Crisis Lines Services. That’s where you come in. Their gift and yours will help us to meet our funding goal of $150,000 for the Crisis Lines.

Did you know that Oregon has the 6th highest suicide rate in America, and youth suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among 10-24 year olds in Oregon? In the past two years, methamphetamine calls have surpassed marijuana and all other drugs except alcohol as the leading reason for calls to our alcohol and drug Crisis Lines. At the same time, funding for OP’s crisis referral services has diminished over 50%.

OP Crisis Lines also provide 24-7 suicide intervention, treatment referral and crisis counseling 365 days a year to residents across Oregon.

To make a matching gift to the Mersereau’s $10,000 challenge, log on to the Oregon Partnership website at or use the donation envelope included with this publication.

Oregon Partnership appreciates your generosity and wishes you and your family a happy and peaceful holiday season.

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