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In Loving Memory of a Harm Reduction Warrior

Keith Miller Supplied

If you frequented the inner city of Edmonton, Calgary or Lethbridge, then you have may have come into contact with AAWEAR. AAWEAR is a grassroots organization that began serving the inner cities approximately 15 years ago.

AAWEAR meets people where they are, and provides our community members with safe supplies, snacks, and hygiene items. AAWEAR members also clean up needle debris and provide appropriate referrals that our community seeks.

Even with the COVID-19 precautions in place, AAWEAR is still working within the community filling gaps and providing outstanding service.

In the past few weeks there has been much loss in our community.

It is with great sadness that we report the unfortunate news that one of our founding members, Keith Miller, passed away. Keith was with AAWEAR since the beginning. He was dedicated to serving our community. Keith never went anywhere without his best friend Stu. They were inseparable. Most often, the two of them were working side by side delivering harm reduction services.

Everyone knew Keith. He was very loved, not just by the community he dedicated himself to serving, but especially his AAWEAR family.

On May 22, 2020, AAWEAR was granted the Government of Alberta Northern Lights Award in recognition of providing support to Albertans who are living with addiction. We acknowledge and dedicate this award to the memory of an outstanding individual who dedicated his life to serving the Edmonton inner city. Keith will be greatly missed.

Until we meet again, friend.

With love,
Your AAWEAR family

Article submitted by AAWEAR.

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