While skimming news headlines on Google, I swear I thought this one said
Church alliance pays for those with drugs, alcohol addiction.
Such charity of the financial kind would have been refreshing. Alas, it turns out that I missed an “r” and that the church team is praying — not paying — for addicts to get help.
The initiative would scarcely have been worth mentioning in this space if it hadn’t been for the final paragraph of the piece.
The group passes out signs that carry the logo Praying Against Drugs and Alcohol to interested community members. The phone number listed on the sign, (606) 836-0442, connects callers with the FADE Drug Task Force, where they can report drug activities or get information on where they or others they might know can get the help they need to deal with addiction.