Community outreach groups recognized for service

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

Four Clayton County charitable organizations were recognized for their work in the community, and received $5,000 grants, each, from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta's Clayton Fund.

The recipients of the awards were honored during a meeting of the Clayton County Rotary Club on Wednesday. Those honored were: the Forest Park-based Calvary Refuge Center; the Morrow-based Good Shepherd Clinic; the Jonesboro-based House of Dawn; and the Jonesboro-based Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity.

Officials with the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta's Clayton Fund announced, during the meeting, that the awards will go toward helping the four groups pay their operational expenses.

"The organizations they are running are strong programs," said Tyronda D. Minter, the regional impact director for the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta. "We looked at the partnerships they have in the community, and they rose to the top."

As each group was recognized, one of its representatives got up and told Rotarians what their respective organizations do for the community.

-- Curt Yeomans