All across the United States, schools and communities are going purple to support The Herren Project’s (THP) Purple Initiative Week.THP’s Project Purple Initiative week is a nationwide celebration where communities and schools across the country GO Purple! to help support the mission of THP’s Project Purple Initiative.

Ray Davis, Coordinator ofPortsmouth Prevention Coalition and a member of Newport County Prevention Coalition, joined me on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK on Monday to chat about what’s happening locally to support “Project Purple Week”, what the coalitions in our area are doing in regards to substance abuse, how folks can get involved, get help and support the coalitions and much more.

Tune intoWhat’sUpNewp Radio Editionwith Ryan Belmore every weekday at 1 pm onAM 1540 WADK. It’s where to get the scoop on what’s happening, new and to do in Newport County and across Rhode Island. Special guests, interviews, entertainment, commentary and more make this a can’t-miss hour of live and local radio.

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