Photo: Leaders of Owens Corning–Fairburn present a $5,000 donation to The Children’s Village at Christian City. From left, Velma Hopper, Controller; Lisa Anderson, Human Resources Leader; Ken Maulsby, Maintenance Leader; John Power, Plant Leader; Phil Kouns, COO, The Children’s Village; Len Romano, CEO, Christian City; Frank Shriley, Operations Leader; and Beth Posey-Leonhard, Technical Leader.
The leaders of Owens Corning–Fairburn presented a check for $5,000 on behalf of the Owens Corning Foundation to support the ongoing needs of neglected, abused and abandoned children who now live safely at The Children’s Village at Christian City, a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Union City, just south of Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The Owens Corning Foundation seeks to make a significant impact in the areas of critical needs: shelter and safe, efficient housing; basic health and wellness; and educational opportunities for those in need.
Since 1965, Christian City 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 these children a welcoming home environment, loving house parents, and a chance to heal and grow.
“Community support is what sustains our ministries,” said Christian City President & CEO, Len Romano. “Because of the faithful dedication and generosity of individuals and companies like Owens Corning, the youth who live at The Children’s Village will continue to receive the care they need.” For more information about The Children’s Village, visit christiancity.org or call Ashley Bonner, Director of Fund Development, at 770-703-2636.