Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center made its mark on Alcohol Awareness Month with their annual Operation Flag: DWI display. Five-thousand, two-hundred and sixty-six blue and green utility flags now line Randolph Road in Charlotte as a direct representation of the number of DWI charges in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County last year. The project also includes a banner that reads “5,266 DWI charges were filed last year. Don’t be the next number.” In years past, one flag has symbolized 10 DWI charges. This year, Anuvia organizers decided on a much larger visible statement, with one flag representing one DWI. With a bigger project came the need for more man power. The call for help was well answered, as more than 130 staff, clients, alumni, and volunteers worked side-by-side to promote alcohol awareness. Participants also enjoyed lunch, games, and the beautiful spring weather. Making the project open to staff and clients gave the time and opportunity for everyone to interact outside the treatment setting. Anuvia partnered with University of North Carolina Charlotte, Johnson & Wales, and Johnson C. Smith to also host a display on their campuses during the month of April.
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