The following information provided by Cherokee County Sheriff Keith Lovin
I wanted to touch base with you and extend an invitation to volunteer in some upcoming opportunities and help make our outreach from the Sheriff’s Office a huge success.
Research has shown us that every day in the US, 2,500 youth (12 to 17) abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time. Additionally, children or pets may ingest non-disposed or improperly disposed medications. This can lead to overdose, injury, and even death. To help combat this growing threat to our youth and community we are participating in a Drug Take Back day on April 27th, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm. We are kicking this event off at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 577 Regal Street. It is going to be a day where we will take your unwanted medications so that they can be properly disposed of. We are also planning a day of fun for the kids with Kid Print and other activities and invite you, our partners, to come join us and lend a hand.
I would venture to say nearly all of us have been touched by someone that has suffered from cancer. Another wonderful opportunity to volunteer with us here at the Sheriff’s Office is with our Relay for Life team. Our activities and fund raisers such as jail and bail bring much needed funds to combat this every growing disease. We will be mustering our team up for the Relay on May 17th, 2013. The Relay for Life event runs from 5:30 PM to about 10 PM. If you feel that this opportunity gets your volunteer gears moving contact Stephanie Swanson and she will be glad to include you on our team.
No one can adequately put a price on the value of time spent with today’s youth. One of the best ways to spend a day with a youngster is to “take em fishin”. For several years we have partnered with North Carolina Wild Life Resource Officers, Fraternal Order of Police, local law enforcement agencies, Walmart, Coco Cola and Guffy’s Bait and gathered at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Training Facility in Marble and Took a Kid Fishing. Again this year we will be back out at the Training Center on May 25th, 2013 from 8:30 am until the fish are gone. If this opportunity to make a difference in a youngster’s life seems appealing to you give us a call.
I encourage each of you to partner with us. It takes a team working together to make a difference and I hope that you will be joining our team soon. As always you can contact us on Facebook, by email or call us at 828-837-2589.
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