Time to wake up to reality of abuse
Never mind “roll up the rim.” How about a paper cup refund? Think about it as a green venture.
I went for a Sunday afternoon walk in Bears Cove, Harbour Grace East and picked up at least 10 roll up the rim empties. Obviously there were no winners, but they didn’t mind littering our lovely landscape.
May I suggest a two-cent a cup refund. I hear we are soon going to recycle cardboard, so there’s your disposal method as well. These cups are all over the place.
On a more serious note, I also picked up a dozen and a half beer bottles, and nine used needles.
I can’t help but feel there are a lot of young people out there who are in desperate need of help. They are seeking it in substances that will eventually destroy them.
What are we all prepared to do about this?
As Christians, according to the scriptures we are instructed to be aware of our neighbor’s needs; to love them as ourselves. Our neighbours being all who are in need in whatever capacity they feel that need.
Please let us be more aware of our great commission to go out into the highways and byways to help those in need, spiritually and physically.
I said young people earlier in this letter because that’s who I see going to this area in their cars. But that does not exclude other age groups who also have substance abuse.
Nine used needles in a small area and beer bottles by the dozen. We have to wake up to what is going on around us. This is reality, folks. Pray!
I had to bring the needles to the RCMP, who then took them to the hospital for proper disposal, making them all aware of this very visible problem here.