On March 21st, TASKS, Inc. (Teaching About Safety Kids Style) entered the war on drugs by donating to the Darke County Coroner’s office. Coroner’s Chief Investigator Joe Van Vickle presents to Darke County youth and parents about the dangers of drugs, warning signs to look for in your loved ones, and other criminal activity that follows once you embark on such a lifestyle. During his presentation, he opens eyes to the effects of the cases he has investigated, the effects it had on families and the community, and provides guides to attendees that identify the substances seen and abused the most in Darke County. Funding provided by TASKS will be used to purchase the “Drug Guide for Parents” and “The 5 Most Addictive Substances on the Planet” brochures. Mr. Van Vickle presents to a wide range of students and parents, including but not limited to 4H groups, high school classes, SADD groups, PTOs, Kiwanis, Lions Club, and school staffs during development days. The presentation is eye-opening to all attendees and addresses an issue that has hit our community hard in the past couple of years. Per Van Vickle, “The purpose of this program is to stop individuals from entering into this lifestyle. We must educate starting at a young age. If we can keep just one child from starting, then it’s worth trying. Until we stop the demand for them, drugs entering our communities and the substance abuses will continue to increase.”
As a 501(c)3, any donations made to TASKS, Inc. are fully tax deductible and supported with a receipt and thank you letter from the organization. If you would be interested in donating to TASKS, donations may be sent to TASKS, Inc., 28 E. Ward St., Versailles, OH 45380. If you have any questions about our organization or the programs we would support, you may contact Scott Garrison at 937-371-1249.