Child Abuse Awareness promoted in April
By Child Abuse Awareness


Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Among others, some of the symbols of awareness and support are blue ribbons and blue pinwheels. In an effort to increase awareness and support, Attorneys Corey Morgan, Ken Williams, and Neil Kerr will setting up Pinwheel Gardens in and around the community. The Pinwheels for Prevention are blue and silver and are simply meant to stand out as a sign of support and hopefully raise awareness. They have 500 pinwheels on hand and plan to give them out and/or set up Pinwheel Gardens for any business or residence from which we receive a request or a "yes" to their request.

Several years ago, the Russellville Rotary Club learned from the local Department of Community Based Services, that there was a need for cleaning supplies. This need arises when children are removed from their home, or the parents are facing threat of removal, and among other conditions for the return of the children, is the cleaning of their home. Many times the parents do not have the necessary cleaning supplies or even the money to purchase the supplies. This is where the donations come in. The past several years the Russellville Rotary Club has collected cleaning supplies and donated them to our local DCBS.

In order to facilitate the efforts of the Rotary Club, Attorneys Morgan, Williams & Kerr are accepting donations of cleaning supplies at their office, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., throughout the month of April. Their office is located 190 South Blakey Street in Russellville. They are right behind Walgreens and across from the new Justice Center.

The items needed include paper towels, toilet paper, bleach, cleaning solution sprays, sponges, dishwashing liquid, lice shampoo, and lice spray for furniture.

There are some other projects in the works that they hope to share with the community once the details are ironed out.

You can contact their office by phone, 726-4566, or email, n_kerr12@hotmail.com, if you have any other questions or are interested in joining their efforts to increase support for Child Abuse Prevention.

To learn more about Child Abuse Awareness Month and ways to get involved, please check out www.pcaky.org.




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