Addiction Prevention Coalition News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Foundry Ministries and The Addiction Prevention Coalition partnered in prayer with the community to kick off Red Ribbon Week in Bessemer.

Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley said they are appreciative of the Foundry for helping to raise awareness about substance abuse with the event on Thursday.

Residents of the Foundry and their guests were among the many wearing red shirts or ribbons outside the Foundry Worship Center.  They released red balloons just before a prayer and worship service.

Sandor Cheka with the Addiction Prevention Coalition said this partnership is “a great opportunity with the Foundry to acknowledge the fact that prevention is not just about kids, its about the entire community coming together and dealing with this from a recovery stand point, but also on the front end as well.”

Red Ribbon Week is Friday October 23rd-31st. Here’s a link so you sign the pledge to be drug free.

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