The Concho Valley C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action, Resources, Empowerment, and Success) Coalition and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley (ADACCV) would like to announce the most recent recipient of the Random Acts of Prevention (RAP) Award. 

Family Dollar Store #5976 receives this honor for ensuring proper training of their employees for checking identification of customers attempting to purchase tobacco.  Associate Liz Martinez not only refused to sell tobacco to a customer without identification, she refused to sell the same product to that person’s companion.  These steps ensure that underage youth are not able to access tobacco on their own or with the help of persons over 18.

The RAP program was designed to reinforce drug and alcohol prevention by recognizing and rewarding positive behaviors that foster an anti-drug life-style for all generations.  When we receive a nomination for a business and they fit the criteria, they will be presented a framed certificate honoring their dedication to their employees and our community, as well as a window cling declaring that they are a “Business that CARES”.  It is our plan to honor and recognize all the recipients during the Concho Valley C.A.R.E.S. Annual Luncheon.   

Alcohol and drug abuse prevention is everyone’s job – from businesses to families.  There are proven strategies that can enhance protective factors.  Protective factors are those conditions in families and communities that increase the health and well-being of children and families.  Business owners and supervisors have the ability to reinforce protective factors in the community- by having clear expectations and policies around alcohol and tobacco sales. 

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