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Operation Round-Up Supports Victims of Abuse

Photo: A grant from Coweta Fayette EMC Operation Round Up paid for the replacement of carpeting at The Children’s Village at Christian City. From left, Len Romano, Christian City CEO; Kay Harkness, Lead House Parent at The Children’s Village; Coweta-Fayette EMC Trust Board Vice Chair, Glenn Valencia; and Philip Kouns, The Children’s Village COO. Pictured in the center is Kay’s precious and faithful pet dog, Jake.

A generous grant of $5,820 from Coweta-Fayette EMC Operation Round-Up covered the cost of carpet replacement at The Children’s Village at Christian City, a safe haven for victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment. The check was presented by the Coweta-Fayette EMC Trust Board Vice Chair, Glenn Valencia.

“We are grateful to all the members who rounded up their Coweta-Fayette EMC bill to make this donation possible,” said Christian City President & CEO, Len Romano. “The ministries of Christian City are sustained by generous support from individuals, churches, civic groups, and grants like this one from Operation Round-Up,” he said.

About Operation Round Up
Founded in 1993, the Operation Round-Up program offers Coweta-Fayette EMC members the opportunity to literally “round up” their bill to the next highest dollar, with the difference being contributed to a fund which is awarded to various individuals and organizations in need. The program is managed by the Coweta-Fayette Trust Board as a not-for-profit organization.

About The Children’s Village at Christian City
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. Children are placed through State custody, private placements, or through the Safe Place program for runaway and homeless youth. Located 9 miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, The Children’s Village at Christian City provides a welcoming home environment, loving house parents in family-focused homes, and a chance for the children to heal and grow.

For more information about The Children’s Village at Christian City, visit christiancity.org. To find out how you can help, contact Ashley Bonner at 770-703-2636 or ashleyb@christiancity.org.