Community Effort to Shine Light on Drugs Continues
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on November 03, 2012 @ 10:09PM
Created on November 03, 2012 @ 6:58PM
Many people were in Downtown Clarksburg Saturday mourning the loss of a family member and friend who recently overdosed on drugs.
Community members rallied outside of the Harrison County Court House to show that they're not going to let drugs take over their community. This rally was a part of Lights on Drugs, which is a movement to shine light on the drug problem here in the mountain state. For the past nine months, folks have been marching to spread awareness and they said they're going to continue doing so.
"People were talking about it and we decided that now is not the time to let this coalition fall out. Let's put it back together and come back strong. We want to have more people in the community join us and we want to make this thing grow," said Marc Jackson, lost a family member to drugs.
Organizers said they don't know exactly what to do or how to help, but they said as long as they keep moving something will happen and it's better than doing nothing.
"We cannot be quiet any longer. We have to be that voice that speaks out, that takes Clarksburg back. It starts at home, but it also starts at the community because it does take a village to raise our children," said Lucille Clark, lost a friend to drugs.
Be on the look out for people coming through your neighborhood to spread the word.
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