Kulik sponsoring free Child ID kits, drug-disposal event in August

Programs offered during Kennedy Township Community Days celebration

MCKEES ROCKS, July 25 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, is sponsoring two free events – a Child ID program and safe prescription drug disposal – on two dates during the Kennedy Township Community Days celebration, Aug. 9-12, at Fairhaven Park.

Child identification kits will be available beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, and the Project D.U.M.P. drug-disposal event begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Both programs are offered in conjunction with the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office and the Kennedy Township Police Department.

“If ever needed, a Child ID kit will give authorities vital information to assist efforts to locate a missing child,” Kulik said. “I strongly urge parents to complete kits for their children so pertinent data is readily accessible to law enforcement agencies nationwide in case of an emergency.”

Kulik said Project D.U.M.P. – Disposal of Unused Medications Properly – will enable residents to safely and anonymously dispose of unneeded, unwanted or expired prescription drugs often stored in home medicine cabinets.

“Project D.U.M.P. keeps potentially dangerous drugs away from those susceptible to abuse, as well as out of the waste stream,” Kulik said. “It’s an important step to stemming the addiction epidemic.”

Kulik said the Project D.U.M.P. hotline is 412-264-4260, and she and her staff will be distributing information on illegal drugs and substance abuse at the Aug. 12 drug-disposal event.

More information on both events is available by calling Kulik’s office at 412-264-4260.