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According to data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), textile waste has increased by 811 percent between 1960 and 2015. The majority of this waste is made up of municipal solid waste (MSW). MSW encompasses discarded clothing, as well as small furniture, carpets, tires, and footwear. The EPA calculated that in 2015, clothing and footwear produced 11.9 million tons of waste and 4.5 percent of total MSW. Decades of data gathering evidence a dramatic increase in textile waste, which grew from 1.76 million tons in 1960 to more than 16 million tons in 2015. The reality is that Americans still opt to throw away most of their old clothes, because it's easiest to do so and/or they think no one would want their castoffs. On average, people get rid of about 70 pounds of textiles each year, with 85 percent of these old or unwanted duds ending up in the trash truck. That means we are collectively generating 16 million tons of clothing waste annually. That's the same weight as 400 cruise ships! Only 2 million tons from this 16 million ton quantity are donated for reuse and recycling.
Our amazing team of dedicated and selfless supporters has enabled us to become a leading expert in Prevention and Recovery nationwide. It is because of the donations we get all over the country from these amazing people who believe in our cause and want to do everything they can to help in anyway they can that we are able to do the work we do. We created a Recovery Army and began this War on Addiction. Click on the link below to find out how you can help , and become apart of our Recovery Army!!
Michael DeLeon and Steered Straight Inc. travel the country going to schools to speak with kids about the importance of drug prevention and suicide prevention. Sometimes some schools don’t have the proper funding needed for these lessons in which we provide. Michael was growing irritated with this and wanted to find a way to help fund these schools in need. So in 2019 he created Steered Straight Thrift Store were we get hundreds of donations from amazing supporters around the country and we sell them here on our website and also in our store in Murfreesboro, TN. 100% of all our sales go to help funding those schools in such desperate need.
Provide youth with real-life examples of negative consequences that resulted from making poor decisions.Impact the minds of youth to steer their lives in positive ways and encourage them to make positive life-choices.Give kids the ability to develop a sense of understanding about the positive and negative choices in their lives.Reduce the number of youth who end up in the criminal justice system due to making poor decisions.
I fell back on my eating disorder as a way to cope with life and to feel happy, but that was the biggest lie I fell for.
Larry is a senior in high school excited for graduation and prom. But when his life makes a sudden turn, everything crumbles and he finds himself with a source of coping--bulimia. As his addiction snowballs into something dangerous, instead of enjoying his senior year of high school and preparing for graduation, Larry finds himself in an eating disorder treatment program hours away from home, where he must turn to his new friends, family, and the Lord to overcome it.
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Welland is a recovered bulimic who wrote his first book, How Bulimia Saved My Soul, at twenty years old. He is now working on his second book and has full aspirations to be a pastor.
Impacting the minds of youth to steer their lives in positive ways and encourage them to make positive life choices.