Bands take a stand against heroin in Lake Worth

Posted at 3:10 PM, Aug 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-14 15:33:19-04

It may have just seemed like a typical Saturday night at Propaganda Nightclub in Lake Worth.

However the bands and the large crowds were there for more than just a good time.

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Justin Kunzelman knows the heroin epidemic plagues South Florida, after all he is a recovering addict. 

"Seven years ago I was homeless in Lake Worth. Today I have a wife and a son and a career," said Kunzelman.


Now, he's the co-founder of Florida Harm Reduction Initiative which provides community education and training on the life saving drug Narcan.

Kunzelman said there's an end goal.

"We want to create a community center and this is just a first step in doing that," said Kunzelman.

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That's where the bands and crowds come into play, raising money for the non-profit.

"I'm a firm believer in whatever power you have to always, use it for good," says Propaganda owner Jonathan Jordan.

Jordan opened his doors to not only raise money but awareness too. The issue hits home for him.

"Business owners, friends, family members of friends end up no longer with us because of the use of heroin," said Jordan.

For Kunzelman, this is just another step in his fight to make a difference.

"It's my passion and it's just what I feel I was put here for," said& Kunzelman.