30a Songwriter Radio – Music and Coffee and Caring & Sharing of South Walton have joined the Walton County Prevention Coalition (WCPC) in showing their commitment to operating responsible businesses that help promote successful kids, strong families, and healthy communities through the Not In My Lot program.
The Not In My Lot program was created by WCPC to encourage businesses to commit to providing outside environments that are free from drug use, alcohol use, and illegal activity. This program gives local businesses the support and direction they need to react appropriately when illegal activities take place on their property. One of the main goals of this program is to educate business owners about the numerous dangers associated with drug and alcohol use on their property, especially when it comes to youth.
“The businesses that work with us through the Not In My Lot program understand their responsibility to the members of our community and work to promote safe, healthy and ethical behaviors on their property,” said Richard Black, Chair of WCPC and Lieutenant with the DeFuniak Springs Police Department. “We ask that business owners and their employees are educated on the issues we are working against and commit to preventing drug use, illegal activities on their property, reducing the negative impacts that those activities have on children and families in our community.”
Other businesses committed to the Not In My Lot program include Consolidated Ace Hardware in DeFuniak Springs, First Apostolic Church of DeFuniak Springs, Hope Lutheran Church, LaFlorida Coastal Properties, LLC, Point Washington United Methodist Church,
Department of Health- Walton County, Matrix COC, Nick’s Seafood Restaurant, and 83 General Store in DeFuniak Springs. Businesses interested in becoming a part of this program can visit the Walton County Prevention Coalition Website for the application.
Walton County Prevention Coalition is a substance abuse prevention coalition that prides itself on educating the members of our community about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and drug use in our youth. The first step to prevention is education, and the WCPC is dedicated to providing helpful information and resources to the parents and children of our community. Visit https://www.waltoncountyprevention.org to learn more and get involved with WCPC.