Saturday, May 11, 2019
KANSAS CITY FIGHTS USED NEEDLES!!!
This trash complaint is more serious than bickering over garbage that always arises during election season.
Thankfully, here's just a bit of good news as locals attempt to confront one of many side-effects of the opioid epidemic:
Fox4: KC neighborhood gets grant to clean up dirty syringes left on sidewalks, in parks
The neighborhood was awarded a $2,600 grant through Alt-Cap's Neighborhoods Rising Fund.
It plans to hire specialized crews to help collect and properly dispose of dirty needles and would like to see a proper sharps disposal box installed in the area.
"I think it's vitally critical, both in terms of helping to address it from the perspective of advocating for services to be available for individuals who are addicted, as well as protecting the rest of the community from the dangers of those used needles, in particular our kids . . ."
Developing . . .