PHOTO 1: (Left to Right) Christian City Fund Development Specialist Ashley Bonner, Batson-Cook Marketing Coordinator Che Ziebarth, Batson-Cook President and Christian City Board Member Randy Hall, and Christian City Chief Operating Officer Phil Kouns
On Friday, March 13th, Batson-Cook Construction Company hosted their annual “Clays For A Cause” Clay Shoot Fundraiser to help raise funds for children and cancer. The event was held at the beautiful Cherokee Rose Sporting Resort in Griffin, GA where they had over 400 in attendance. The event raised $177,000 and was divided amongst three charities; The Children’s Village at Christian City, Loving Arms Cancer Outreach, and Twin Cedars Youth And Family Services. The Children’s Village received $88,500 which will help to provide children who have been abused, neglected or who are otherwise homeless to have a safe place to call ‘home’. “This will go a long way in helping the children on our campus,” stated Phil Kouns, Chief Operating Officer of The Children’s Village. Phil continued, “We are so blessed to have the support of our friends at Batson-Cook”.
The Children’s Village at Christian City is a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Union City. Since 1965 it has offered life services and a safe haven for children in crisis, aged 5-17. The majority who come to the program are victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Some are placed through State custody, others come through private placements, and some come through the Safe Place program for runaway and homeless youth. Christian City offers them a welcoming home environment, loving house parents, and a chance to heal and grow.
For more information about The Children’s Village, please visit www.christiancity.org or call 770-703-2636. For information about the Annual “Clays For A Cause” Event please visit www.claysforacausebc.com or call Che Ziebarth at 706-643-2511.