WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Trumbull County is getting ready for Overdose Awareness Day, which is August 31.
Volunteers with the Combined Health District placed flags on Courthouse Square Monday.
The 193 purple ones are for those who died from 2022 through July 6, 2023. The 1,002 white flags are for those who survived.
“I think when you see it in this form, it hits home more so than just saying the numbers, even though we know one is too many,” said Kathy Parrilla, overdose prevention coordinator.
Monday night, the courthouse will also be lit up purple.
The flags will remain on Courthouse Square through September 1.
If you have someone you lost to an addiction, you can remember them through the “Locks of Love” tribute. The health district is passing out locks that can be placed as a memorial on the fence behind the log cabin.