Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Site Image
Press Release
October 27, 2010
ORNG Counterdrug Support Program observes Red Ribbon Week during assemblies at local Oregon schools
SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Counterdrug Support Program will be at Mulino Elementary School at 10:15 a.m., and Rural Dell Elementary School 1:15 p.m., Oct. 29, to observe Red Ribbon Week.

Members will provide drug awareness information to students and school administration during their visit.

This year, Red Ribbon Week is observed Oct. 25-29. The national drug awareness campaign was established in 1988 by the National Family Partnership to increase drug awareness and educate the public on the dangers of drug abuse. Supporters wear red ribbon pins as a symbol of solidarity, and pledge to live a drug-free lifestyle.

The week is also a tribute to Drug Enforcement Agency Special Agent Enrique' "Kiki" Camarena, an 11-year veteran of the DEA assigned to Guadalajara, Mexico, who was kidnapped, tortured and killed by Mexican drug traffickers in 1985.

Mulino Elementary School is located at: 26660 S. Highway 213, and Rural Dell Elementary School is located at 10500 S. Highway 211, both in Molalla, Ore.

The mission of the Oregon National Guard's Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) program is to organize and expand community efforts, which reduce substance abuse in Oregon. The team's primary focus is youth mentoring, and experiential learning, and life skills training for Oregon's youth.

For more information on the Red Ribbon Campaign, visit the DEA website at: http://www.justice.gov/dea/ongoing/redribbon_factsheet.html
Contact Info: Oregon Military Department Public Affairs: 503-584-3885.