WEIRTON, W.Va. — Red Ribbon Week is a time when communities raise awareness about drug prevention.
And this year, eating pizza can support the cause.
From Tuesday through the end of the month, PeppeBroni's Pizza in Weirton is donating a portion of its sales to Never Alone, an organization that supports a drug free community in Hancock and Brooke counties.
The money from pizza sales and sponsorships from businesses like Chambers and James Funeral Homes will fund a calendar project.
Next year, students will participate in a coloring project about what drug free means to them.
A winner from each grade level will be featured in the calendar.
"Just feel like there's not anybody out there who can't say that them or a loved one was affected by drug use,” said Rich Ryan, owner, PeppeBroni's.
“Just wanted to give back to the community any way we can we just want to be involved and support a good cause,” said Dave Vignovic, general manager, PeppeBroni's.
“Working with the children of the community so they understand and they know what a drug-free life looks like,” said Eric Fithyan, owner, Chambers and James Funeral Homes.
The calendars will be distributed at no cost to warn about the dangers of drugs and remind people that help is out there.