Congresswoman Houlahan Recognizes Two Chester County Students for Their Narcan Work to Fight Opioid Crisis


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Tara Ranesh and Rohit Lobo having been recognized with the “HoulaHelper” award for their exceptional work in fighting the opioid crisis.

Two Chester County students have received recognition from Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan for their work in fighting the opioid crisis, writes Justin Heinze for Patch.  

Tara Ranesh, from West Chester Henderson High School, and Rohit Lobo, from Downingtown East High School, had the opportunity to meet Congresswoman Houlahan last Monday.

The students were presented with the “HoulaHelper” Awards, a recognition that is given to community members who make contributions to society. 

Ranesh and Lobo have been working on Project Clean Slate, a program that purchases Naloxone, the opioid reversal drug, and distributes it to local homeless shelters. The opioid epidemic is still a problem in Pennsylvania, with 5,168 deaths due to opioid overdose in 2021, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“Their dedication to helping the community is truly inspiring,” Houlahan shared in a statement. “Thank you, Tara and Rohit, for your outstanding work!” 

Read more about Ranesh and Rohit’s inspiring work in fighting the opioid crisis at Patch


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