Members of the Monongalia County Fast Response Workforce (QRT) and volunteers have been stored busy handing out naloxone and fentanyl take a look at strips on Thursday as a part of the QRT’s fifth Save a Life Day.
As of 4 p.m., the variety of naloxone kits distributed surpassed these from final yr: 1,104 two-dose kits had been given out, with two hours to go.
That’s in comparison with 1,046 kits given out altogether on the September 2022 occasion.
Motorists honked their help as they handed by a number of of the ten areas, together with on the Westover McDonald’s and the WVU Mountainlair.
Thursday marked the primary time with areas in all 13 of the Appalachian states as designated by the Appalachian Regional Fee.