Observed on the 31st of August each year, International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) seeks to create better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and create change to reduce the harms associated with drug use.
The Knox Substance Abuse Action Team invites members of the community to begin donating old shoes to be used in a display representing those lost to drug overdose. Donations are being accepted at the following organizations in Mount Vernon: Freedom Center, Hospice of Knox County, Knox Community Hospital Volunteer Desk, Knox County Health Department, and Riverside Recovery.
For additional information, please contact Tina Cockrell at 740-392-2200 ext. 2229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KSAAT is a coalition of community members dedicated to reducing substance abuse among youth and adults in Knox County. For more information or to volunteer visit ksaat.org.