By Tony Schinella
CONCORD, NH – U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, D-NH, toured Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc. and discussed their efforts to prevent and treat substance abuse in New Hampshire.
Kuster also sat down with leadership from Riverbend and the Granite United Way to discuss important incentives for charitable giving that were included in last week’s tax relief legislation, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015.
“The role that local non-profits like Riverbend play in combatting the growing substance abuse crisis is absolutely crucial,” said Kuster. “From addiction recovery services to community support programs, it is important that these resources are kept accessible and affordable for those seeking help. I was grateful to be able to sit down with leadership from Riverbend and the Granite United Way this afternoon to hear about their work and how Congress can best support their efforts in communities across New Hampshire. Just last week, I was proud to have supported a bipartisan budget proposal in Congress that incentivizes charitable giving and will give both donors and great organizations like Riverbend the ability to maximize the effectiveness of their work. I will take today’s conversation with me as I return to Congress and continue to advocate for Granite State nonprofits.”