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Bridge Publications Helps Truckers Stay Safe
Providing the truth about drugs to help the people at the heart of our economy.
By: Bridge Publications Inc.
Truckers are vital to the economy of the United States, but with that responsibility comes inherent stress: pressure to get to their destination on time, to keep moving, and to stay awake. In a society where drugs are promoted as the solution to these kinds of problems, truck drivers are at risk of putting their lives—and the lives of others—in danger.
Bridge Publications Inc., publisher of bestselling author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard's nonfiction works, was alerted to this issue by a former trucker, Pedro, who now owns his own business in Commerce not far from Bridge's manufacturing plant.
Earlier this year, Bridge volunteers invited Pedro to join them in a neighborhood cleanup. He has continued to work with these volunteers in other community outreach projects. Pedro later confided to the volunteers his concerns that former colleagues' lives had been adversely affected by alcohol abuse. He asked if they would be willing to reach out to local truck drivers with the Truth About Drugs, the drug education initiative supported by the Church of Scientology. They took Pedro's suggestion and reached out to local drivers at a popular truck stop on Washington Boulevard.
The drivers appreciated the Bridge volunteers sharing Truth About Drugs educational materials. The booklets contain the unvarnished truth about the most commonly used drugs and their harmful effects on the body and mind. They handed out more than a thousand booklets to truckers, who expressed their appreciation and took booklets on the road with them.
The manager of a neighboring body shop told the Bridge staff that he's seen truckers he believed were abusing drugs and alcohol. He took sets of the booklets to display and to pass out to his customers.
"Some of these guys drink alcohol and they become a liability," a front desk clerk of a tire shop said. "They are like an accident waiting to happen." She thanked Bridge for bringing her these materials and kept several booklets to give out.
Pedro thanked the Bridge volunteers who shared the positive feedback they received from their outreach. Pedro appreciated their following through on his suggestion and he kept booklets to hand out to his own customers.
More information about The Truth About Drugs can be obtained at www.drugfreeworld.org.
Bridge Publications continues assisting the community. If you would like to volunteer and help on community outreach events, contact Lucia Winther at 323 888-6200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.