North Region Teachers,

This year’s North Region community service project will be a benefit drive
for The City of Refuge, a homeless ministry center. Their mission is having
a commitment to affecting real change in the lives of those left living on
the margins of society by addressing the needs of the disadvantaged
regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender or disability and to help
integrate them back into society to lead healthy functional lives.

The City of Refuge has several locations within Georgia (Atlanta, Augusta,
Dalton) and was established in 1995 as a grassroots outreach program to
meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the homeless, low income,
poverty level and indigent families. The facilities include transitional
housing, hot meal feeding programs, shower ministry, transportation, Sunday
Service, life mentoring, and children/youth programs.
Items donated should be brought to The North Region Rally on September 5th
and 6th, and turned into the Area Officers that will be stationed at the
donation center. This is a great project for students to use to gain more
community service hours for their State degrees and other FFA awards. A
list of items to be donated for this years’ service project is attached on
an informational flyer for your classroom. The winner of the community
service award from each area will receive this year's *community service
trophy and an SLC scholarship*. Winners will be determined by the total
weight of all items donated. A link to an informative video to play in your
classroom can be found on the North Region Web-page.

We look forward to each of you participating and seeing how much we can
collect to donate to an organization that is making a difference in
homeless communities within Georgia.

Brandon Ray
North Region Forestry Teacher
Agricultural Education
204 Four Towers
The University of Georgia
Athens, Ga  30602
Office: 706-552-4465
Cell: 706-506-8110