To the organizers of this week’s Operation Medicine Drop, which saw local residents deposit more than 10,000 pills of prescription medicine no longer needed. That’s 10,000 pills that won’t be misused, that won’t contribute to an overdose, that won’t be involved in a tragic fatality. Efforts by local groups to educate the public about the dangers of prescription drug misuse are making a difference, and this is a great example of how they are doing that.
To local churches who helped house and feed Clemson University students in town this past week to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Pilot Mountain. Those students are to be commended for their commitment to community service, but so too are the local folks who made their work possible by giving them a place to sleep and food to eat while they were in town.