City of Cedartown, community rallies behind Our House

The City of Cedartown was pleased to present hundreds of much needed basic care items to Our House, Polk County’s battered women and children’s shelter, as part of a recent collection drive.

City of Cedartown employees, as well as local residents and civic clubs, donated basic personal care and cleaning items that will be used by women and children seeking refuge from a domestic abuse situation.

“The City likes to adopt a project like this every year, and after hearing about Our House and the needs they have, we decided to collect items on their behalf,” explained Cedartown City Manager Bill Fann. “This was the most participation we’ve had on any type of project like this. Not only did our employees contribute, but we had dozens of residents come to City Hall during the drive to drop off items. We are thankful for everyone’s participation.”

The three-week collection drive netted more than 200 donations like soaps and towels, diapers and detergents, even used cell phones and handmade baby blankets. The City of Cedartown Public Works Department packaged up the items and delivered them to Our House last week.

Our House is always in need of items that are used for the comfort and care of domestic abuse victims. If you have personal care items to donate, please contact 770-748-2300. If you are a victim of domestic violence and need assistance escaping an abusive environment, please call the Our House hotline at 770-749-9330.