Rescue 180 Honors Law Enforcement During Red Ribbon Week

Left to right: Alesha Graves, Peer Recovery; Rebekka Whaley, TBI’s Drug Endangered Children Coordinator; Rev. Debra Shultz, Director of Rescue 180, Keith Shultz, Assistant Director; Ashley Carter, Office Manager. – Photo submitted by Rev. Debra Shultz

Rescue 180 honored our law enforcement by participating in Red Ribbon Week.

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and drug violence prevention awareness campaign observed the last week in October in the US. It began as a tribute to fallen DEA special agent Enrique Camerena in 1985. According to the United States DEA, Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s largest and longest running drug awareness and prevention event.

“Rescue 180 provided all of Jefferson County’s local law enforcement agencies with red ribbons for their officers to wear, along with local businesses, such as Food City Stores, The Creek Cafe, and AAA Bonding Company,” stated Rescue 180’s Director, Rev. Debra Shultz.

“We are truly grateful for all our law enforcement in our county. They do an excellent job removing drugs and also getting help for the addicted,” added Shultz

Source: Rev. Debra Shultz