Comcast Cares Reaches into Northwest Georgia
Since 2001, the Comcast Cares program has set aside a day each year for its employees to help their communities. This year, the program added a northwest Georgia group to its line-up: The Children's Advocacy Center in Fort Oglethorpe.
Comcast employees showed up at the center first thing Friday morning, April 20, 2012, and filled a huge dumpster with junk left over in the garage from a former tenant. They also did some landscaping for the center.
Comcast employees volunteer their time for this work and Comcast pays for the dumpster and provides tools, as well as refreshments.
But the help does not end with physical labor. The Advocacy Center will also receive a grant from Comcast to aid their ongoing work.
David Ray (upper left, guy on the right), a technical operations director for Comcast, was the team leader for this outreach. His wife, Collessa (upper left, seated), was co-team leader -- because she's his wife. :-) Phil Langston, Comcast technical operations manager, also helped coordinate this outreach (Phil is also a Fort Oglethorpe City Police Officer and is in charge of our Citizens's Police Academy). Lots of folks from The Children's Advocacy Center were on the scene helping and showing their appreciation, including executive director Vickie Scoggins and director Cathy Broome. The general manager of Comcast, Jim Weigert, is the point man for all Comcast Cares events.
Thank you, Comcast!!!
If you would like to add your help to what Comcast has already done for The Children's Advocacy Center, you can send a donation to them at:
The Children's Advocacy Center
Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit
PO Box 5615
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742