ADAMHS Partnering With Local Candle Company For Anniversary Of Oregon District Tragedy

Media Contact: Ann or 443-0416

 DAYTON, OH - Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) will be participating in the community Nine Minutes of Silence for the anniversary of the mass shooting that occurred on August 4, 2019 in the Oregon District. ADAMHS has partnered with 1880 Candle Co. to sell candles to be used during the Nine Minutes of Silence on the anniversary date, August 4, 2020 at 8:04 PM.

 The Executive Director of ADAMHS, Helen Jones-Kelley stated, “It is anticipated that the anniversary will be an emotional day, especially for those who lost a loved one or were present during the tragedy. Although it has been a year, our community will be continuing to recover for quite some time.”  Jones-Kelley went on to add, “We hope these candles not only shine light on those we lost, but also act as a symbol of hope.”

 Candles will go on sale for $10/each from:

 Candle pick-up will be:

  • August 3 - 4, 2020 from 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM.
  • There will be a tent set-up near the corner of 1001 East Second Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402 -Bldg.100.

 All proceeds from the candles will be donated to the Oregon District Business Association.

About Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Resources (ADAMHS):

Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) is responsible for the planning, funding and monitoring of public mental health and addiction treatment services for individuals and families of Montgomery County, Ohio.  Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS Board is one of 50 Boards coordinating the public behavioral health and addiction treatment and recovery system in Ohio. After the August 4, 2019 tragedy in the Oregon District occurred, Montgomery County ADAMHS realized the immediate and long-term need for emotional and mental health trauma support. ADAMHS quickly mobilized the Recovery and Resiliency Center, which offered much needed support and information about mental health resources to anyone distressed by the violence. For more information about ADAMHS, please visit or call 937-443-0416.

 About 1880 Candle Co.:
Guided by a passion for community, sustainable products and reliving the treasures of the past, 1880 Candle Co has fused these things to create a unique candle company in Dayton, OH. Candles are hand poured soy, infused with natural botanicals, fragrance and essential oils and carefully crafted with hand pressed flowers. The company began as a hobby in November 2019 with an online business that has been growing exponentially. In August 2020, 1880 Candle Co will open its showroom, shop and workshop studio, located in the Front Street Artisan Community. Through its Candles for Care movement, the business has supported several Dayton organizations with monetary donations from sales revenue as well as sent over 300 candles to health care workers on the frontlines during Covid-19. A true light in Dayton, 1880 Candles Co. hopes to make a difference one candle at a time as the shop and business grows.