Just six miles north of the Lafollette/Carryville, Tennessee exit, the Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO) has established a 100-foot cross by the roadside. Stand in the Gap is a Christian-based organization with the mission:”We seek the eradication of ‘Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse and Family Violence’ in our Tri-State Area through God’s help and guidance as promised in II Chronicles 7:14.”
Drug-Free South, the local chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, stood with SIGCO and distributed hundreds of the Truth About Drugs booklets to those attending the event.
Rev. Brian Fesler, who coordinates the Drug-Free South, says,”We are all working toward the reduction of drug abuse and violence. This is an event for everyone to take a stand and say,˜no more drugs in Tennessee.'”
The Stand in the Gap Coalition covers 11 counties in East Tennessee including Anderson, Bell, Campbell, Claiborne, Union and others.
Drug-Free South has worked across Tennessee to bring an end to drug addiction by educating youth before dealers reach them. Fesler says they are reaching out further.”The plan is to make Tennessee a drug-free zone,” he says.
For more information on the Stand in the Gap Coalition, visit standntgap.org.