In Advance of National Take Back Day on October 24th, 10,000 safe disposal kits to be distributed to help keep the community safe
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 9, 2020
The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) today announced a donation of $2,500 and 10,000 safe disposal kits to help Delawarean families stay safe and healthy while practicing social distancing during the coronavirus crisis.
RALI, an organization dedicated to fighting the opioid epidemic throughout Delaware and across the country, partnered with Hope Street Delaware, as part of its Fifth Annual "Salute to First Responders" event. During this socially distance event, RALI provided at home safe disposal kits to organizations around New Castle county and those coming from downstate. As we all continue to fight COVID-19, RALI and our local partners also continue their fight against the opioid crisis and that starts with the proper disposal of prescription medicines as a critical preventative step.
“Hope Street Delaware is committed to helping fight misuse of drugs with families in Yuma County,” said Erin Joyce Goldner, President and CEO for Hope Street. “This is a perfect partnership with RALI and the community to distribute these drug disposal kits and educate on the importance of prevention and safe disposal.”
“With families still adjusting to the new normal and so many children still staying at home at the beginning of this school year, it is crucial provide everyone with the safest environmental possible" said Login Herring, CEO of Kingswood Community Center. “These kits will be instrumental in helping keep prescription medications out of the hands of our children, and we are happy to help with the distribution effort. It is clear that RALI is similarly aligned with improving the health and well-being of our families and we are grateful for the partnership and care offered to Delaware’s communities. October 24th is National Take Back Day, and we hope that this serves as a reminder to Delaware residents to rid your medicine cabinets of any unused medication.”
In addition to the 10,000 safe disposal kits distributed during the Fifth Annual "Salute to First Responders" event, a $2,500 grant from RALI will further support Hope Street’s COVID-19 outreach efforts to distribute kits to first responder stations, health clinics, treatment centers, and any other service providers to drug support operations. Learn more about safe disposal and more ways to address the opioid epidemic at raliusa.org.
The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) supports programs that help prevent the misuse of prescription medicines so that more lives can be saved from the opioid crisis. We do this by bringing together community leaders and elected officials who are committed to finding effective solutions and sharing ideas that will make a difference across the state.
Hope Street DE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that provides advocacy and addiction services. Hope Street DE is here to build bridges and break barriers from addiction. We help families find hope by giving them a blueprint to recovery in Delaware while ensuring they are treated with respect and dignity through the process. Our goal is to create healthier communities, change policy, bring a voice to people in recovery, and help design a sober living community in the Northern Delaware, for continuous long term sobriety including housing with walkable services and a holistic care approach.