HCWA Engineering Division Supports A Friend's House
Employees from the HCWA Engineering Division are providing continual support for A Friend’s House, Henry County’s shelter for children in crisis. On Friday Sept. 18, the employees gathered and delivered their most recent collection of food for current residents, who have the added stress of the COVID pandemic to navigate.
A Friend’s House is dedicated to meeting the emotional and physical needs of children who have experienced child abuse, neglect or abandonment. According to data from the Henry County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), Henry County averages over 300 of these cases each month.
Since opening in 1998, A Friend’s House has served over 2,000 children, locally. HCWA employees are among many local partners of A Friend’s House. The annual “Taste of Henry” fundraiser is one of the signature events benefitting the local non-profit.
“We decided it would be a great idea to start collecting food in our office, and we plan to continue providing assistance to A Friend’s House indefinitely,” says Lindsey Sanders, HCWA Environmental Compliance Coordinator. “They are always needing food, so we decided to start by helping to feed the 20 or so teenagers that are residing there currently.”
If you might be interested in assisting A Friend’s House, check out their website at www.afreindshouse.org for more information.
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HCWA employees working in the Engineering Division are collecting food to donate to A Friend's House in Henry County. Some of those leading the efforts include (left to right): Melissa Collum, Lindsey Sanders, Wendy Johnson, and Keith Hyde.
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