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Red Ribbon Awareness Week recognized by multiple agencies

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EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

A red ribbon hangs on a pole right at the Effingham-Chatham County line.

This week is Red Ribbon Awareness Week and the purpose is to encourage young people to make smart choices, especially when it comes to drug abuse.

"We are here because we want to partner with other law enforcement agencies to help stop drug abuse in schools and in our communities. That's the main thing," said Chief Deputy Roy Harris, with the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

It may be small but it serves a big purpose by helping kids grow up safe, healthy, and drug free. Members from the Effingham County Sheriff's office, Chatham County Sheriff's office, Port Wentworth police and Georgia State Patrol joined to show their support

"I mean look at today, we are hear working with Chatham County because we can't do this alone. We need young people to fight this in our schools to stop this. We are all working together on this," said Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie.

Students from the Effingham County Interact Club were there as a pledge to help as well.

"We are kids but if we come together and do something, we can work toward a goal of a completely drug free and substance free community," said Abi Johnson, a member of the club

The ribbon will hang there all week.

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