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Alpharetta Rotary helps City of Refuge

Bruce Deel, second from left, accepted a check on behalf of City of Refuge with Rotarians Jason Binder, President-elect Karen Nolan and Cookie Haynes. (click for larger version)
November 26, 2013
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The Rotary Club of Alpharetta took a big step to help end exploitation of minor children and adults in metro Atlanta. Local Rotarians recently donated $5,000 to the City of Refuge, a home for children and adults that have been victims of the sex trafficking industry.

The housing is located in downtown Atlanta and offers victims a safe place to stay, a medical clinic, job training, food and many other programs to assist these people to get their lives back on track.

Bruce Deel, founder of the City of Refuge, spoke to the Alpharetta Rotary Club about their efforts in helping victims and educating the public on the economic and social aspects of exploitation.

"Our club is proud to participate in such a worthy program," Rotary Club President Dan Merkel said. "We are committed to helping the victims of trafficking, especially the innocent children."

Chartered on March 23, 1983, the Rotary Club is comprised of approximately 85 men and women who are committed to making the community, both locally and worldwide, a better place to live.

For more information on the City of Refuge, please visit cityofrefugeatl.org.

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