Here at Scripps Radio Knoxville, our community is our family. So we're taking time every month on all 4 Scripps Radio Knoxville stations to spotlight local charitable causes that serve our community's needs with our 'Giving Light Initiative'. Each chosen non-profit cause receives $10,000 worth of promotional and commercial support to highlight their charity and the selfless work they do to help our friends and neighbors in East Tennessee.  

This month's charity is Metro Drug Coalition

Metro Drug Coalition (MDC) serves as a catalyst for the development and implementation of programs and activities aimed at eliminating substance abuse in our schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces.  MDC’s mission is to Improve the health of the greater Knoxville community by reducing the use of alcohol and drugs through policy, systems and environment change. With a thirty-one year history of working on substance abuse issues in the Knoxville/Knox County, MDC maintains strong working relationships with all twelve community sectors and works with a variety of levels of stakeholders in those sectors from grassroots organizers to policy level influencers and lawmakers. MDC strives to make a difference in the lives of our community members everyday by creating a healthy and safe community, free of substance abuse.

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