LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - A prayer rally is scheduled for Sunday in Pikeville, Corbin and Somerset.
In the fight against drug abuse, officials say children too often become the victims.
“Many people look at an addict and say they're doing it to themselves when at operation unite we know they're actually doing it to their kids,” said Karen Kelly with Operation Unite.
And many teenagers in the region experience this firsthand...
Two of those teens have partnered with Operation Unite to end the cycle.
Local churches and community members will join them Sunday at the "Fire in the Mountains" prayer rally.
“We've got a problem and now let's go do something about it. And I think the first thing we need to do about any problem is pray, so that's why the churches are coming together to launch this,” said Pastor Ken Bolin of Manchester Baptist Church.
The rally will be in three different locations, Somerset Christian School, the old Civic Center in Corbin, and the Pikeville Expo Center.
Even though they participants will be in different places, they will be praying for the same things at the same time.
“We're going to focus on addicts, their families, their children. We're going to focus on the devastation of people who have lost loved ones,” said Kelly
So that a child can never say they’ve lost a loved one or even a parent to drugs.
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