The group’s budget will be completely depleted
Dec. 31, though they plan to continue operations based on charitable donations like the one made by Horne’s children.
“We hope that this is going to set the stage for more businesses to get behind us and support us and our awareness program that we’re doing to try to reach children and adults for preventative issues when it comes to drug use,” said Capt. Chris Luckey of the Grady County Sheriff’s Office, who sits on the Drug Free Grady board of directors.
Even after the donation, the kids’ work with Drug Free Grady isn’t over yet. As part of community service, the children will help launch Red Ribbon Week for drug awareness and prevention later this month by placing signs and ribbons around the City of Cairo.
“It is important for kids to understand drug awareness because (if) kids know what it is and see it, they can report it to either a parent or an adult,” said Horne’s son Jackson, 11.