Alcohol & Drug Services accepting nominations for award
by Iris Hunter Richmond County Daily Journal
Alcohol & Drug Services is currently accepting nominations for the Enrique Camarena Award, through Aug. 30.
The purpose of the award is to recognize as well as honor an individual who has made a significant contribution in the field of drug prevention in Richmond, Moore, Hoke, Scotland and Anson counties, and who personifies the belief of Agent Camarena, a former drug enforcement administration agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985, that one person can make a difference.
His sacrifice serves as a catalyst to encourage others to make a visible commitment to eradicating drug abuse, according to Alcohol & Drug Services.
“It is important because we feel that law enforcement should be recognized for the efforts in the community against drugs and violence,” said Brenda David, Substance Abuse Counselor with Alcohol & Drug Services.
Individuals of the community are asked to nominate anyone that they feel has made a change in the community regarding drugs, violence and gang prevention.
David said that nominees could be individuals such as resource and probation officers, community leaders and court counselors.
“If they were nominated last year, they can also be nominated this year,” said David.
On Oct. 17, awards will be given to the individuals who receive more than two votes. The winners will be notified by the employees of Alcohol & Drug Services by Sept. 5.
The ceremony will be held at the First United Methodist Church located across the street from the Leath Library in Rockingham at 3 p.m.
“The YES program, 4-H, and Drug Free Moore County are all partnering to put the program together,” said David.
To send in your nomination, send an email to email@example.com, mail your vote to 200 E. Green St., Suite -A, Rockingham, NC 28379 or fill out a nomination form at the office by Aug. 30.
All nominations must be submitted with a nomination form that contains the person’s name, their job title and one or two sentences regarding the individuals community achievements. A person is limited to nominating no more than two people.
The ceremony is in response to Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. To find out more about Red Ribbon Week, visit www.redribbonweek.com.
If you have any questions, contact David at 910-997-7105, ext 2.
— Staff Writer Iris Hunter can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 18, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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