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RH Exchange Club's annual child abuse awareness program begins
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This billboard, near the Walmart on US 17, is part of the Exchange Club campaign on child abuse awareness. Photo provided.

The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill, celebrating 35 years of service to Bryan County, has launched its annual “Believe in the Blue” Child Abuse and Child Neglect Awareness project with the placement of an electronic billboard on US 17 near Walmart on GA 204.

The group said it chose this spot because of the high traffic count of nearly 34,000 vehicles per day passing this location; many of which are Bryan County residents and workers.

The Exchange Club had as a recent speaker, Bryan County Juvenile Court Judge Christy Balbo, who spoke on the issue of child abuse and neglect in Bryan County, and also regarding the CASA Program (Court-Appointed Special Advocacy). 

“Believe in the Blue”, introduced in 2007 nationally and locally, is an effort to reach families with helpful, positive parenting tips. 

“The National Exchange Club and local Exchange Clubs across the country are dedicated to raising awareness about child abuse prevention,” said Tracey Edwards, Executive Vice President of the National Exchange Club. “Support of this worthy cause is so ingrained in the culture of our 104-year old organization that we support it as Exchange’s National Project.”

For additional information about The National Exchange Club or “Believe in the Blue,” please visit Locally, interested parties may contact Child Abuse Awareness Chair, Laura Evans, at 912-756-5113.

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