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Loudon Co. Provides Detailed Breakdown of Spring Take Back Event

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The Prevention Alliance of Loudon County participated in the Spring Take Back Event. Our event was held at the Tellico Village Welcome Center from 10-2, Saturday, April 27, 2019.

We anticipated about 150 or so participants but went ahead and printed 200 surveys. We ran out of surveys at 1 pm! We also printed flyers to distribute throughout the community, placed a large banner and several signs about the event as well. Everyone who participated had a great day! I was shocked at how many participants thanked us for having the event. They were happy to get rid of their expired, unused and unwanted medications.

6 large bags of empty pill bottles were donated to Lion's Club to send to third world countries  

Here is the hour-by-hour tally of participants:

  • Before 10 AM: 12
  • 10AM-11 AM: 115
  • 11 AM-12 Noon: 65
  • 12 Noon-1 PM: 35
  • 1 PM-2 PM: 47
  • TOTAL: 274

Breakdown of collections:

  • Total container take back= 3,225475
  • OTC containers-recycled/ 900 amber containers with lids/ 1850 amber/white prescription containers with lids & labels intact
  • 161 Pounds of medications surrendered

Thanks to everyone who participated:

  • 21 Volunteers/ 216 Survey completions

Our event was sponsored by Align9, our fiscal agent, (align9.org) and a $1000 grant sponsored by the Tellico Community Foundation (https://www.tellicolife.org/tellico-community-foundation) an affiliate foundation of the East Tennessee Foundation (http://www.easttennesseefoundation.org) The Tellico Village Community (https://tellicovillage.org/about-us/) rallied around our event and responded in kind.

Advertisements for the event ran throughout the community and social media, closed circuit TV channels, newspapers, and even a video commercial. (https://vimeo.com/331062925)

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