Saturday, August 29 2009
Responding to discussions with the Vigo County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force and Child Protective Services (CPS) regarding the enormous problems resulting, both socially and economically, from methamphetamine drug abuse in Vigo County, the Terre Haute Association of REALTORS’® (THAAR) Community Services Task Force have gotten involved.
Particularly it is the children who have been removed the drug environment and placed in foster care. Children who have been removed from their homes by CPS leave with very few, if any, personal possessions, and frequently without even the clothes they are wearing.
THARR is aiming to help ease the transition for these children through a project called “Home Is Where You Are”. Through this project THARR seek to provide each child with their own bright duffel bag containing items such as toothpaste, toothbrush, a stuffed animal, a small fleece blanket, crayons, coloring book, pencils, pads of paper, underwear, socks, a candy bar or snack package, comb, and brush, etc.
The goal is to prepare 50 -100 duffle bags each year. Members, broker offices, and financial institutions donate specific items or make monetary donations. Local retail outlets are also contacted for help.
“Home Is Where You Are” is a wonderful, tangible way THAAR helps the innocent victims of this epidemic in their community.