Children's Advocacy Center Fights Child Abuse

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

Over 30 volunteers turned out by Valdosta City Hall to place pinwheels on the the front lawn.

One-by-one they planted 770 of them to represent how many child abuse cases were reported in Lowndes County last year.

Then, they gathered to tie blue ribbons around lamp posts to symbolize those very children who need our support.

"Child abuse is here, it does exist. A lot of people want to say it doesn't exist in Lowndes County or it's not in my community, and it really is," said Brenda Hodges, the executive director of the Children's Advocacy Center of Lowndes County. "It's in every community."

To raise awareness tonight, Kappa Delta sisters will be passing out balloons in Bennie's Alley downtown from 5 p.m. to 7p.m.


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  • by dean Location: Ga on Apr 1, 2011 at 05:17 PM
    To bad the only thing they do in Georgia is stick pinwheels on the courthouse lawns. Every month should be child abuse prevention month.I am glad that the area papers do stories about these pinwheels. I have a child in my family that was abused for ten years before the state finally removed him. At least when the children are finally killed by the mothers boyfriends ,the father will have the newspaper stories to show how many times they were abused every year prior to the childs death.
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