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2014 Pinwheels Exchangite Larry Walker will be posting a daily segment on the FRC Facebook page leading up to April and Child Abuse Prevention….. Here is the first post…..

Today “Let’s Talk About” Pinwheels – Our kick-off for Child Abuse Prevention month will take place on Monday April 1st 11:00 A.M. at the Dempsey Building on Turner McCall Blvd. Each pinwheel represents one confirmed case of abuse/neglect in a Floyd County family for the year 2018. The good news is that number is decreasing. This year we will be placing 91 pinwheels at the Dempsey Building. The FRC and many other agencies in Rome/Floyd County are working together to prevent child abuse in our communities. Please join us on April 1st. Wear your BLUE in honor of the month, dress comfortably and come be a part of the move to keep our children safe.

Next “Let’s Talk About” a Blue Monday contest for Exchange Club members and a local restaurant that will be contributing 10% of their proceeds on one of our Blue Monday’s this year. We are – “Working Together To Decrease Child Abuse” Join us.



The FRC is now accepting nominations for the annual Katie Dempsey Star Volunteer Award. Nominations are due March 31 st .  For details about this award and for a nomination form, please click here .


Dear Friends:
Thank you for your contribution to our community. Together, we desire for everyone to live well and find satisfaction in life. You have been identified as someone who is interested in addressing poverty in Rome and Floyd County. You may have heard Dr. Ruby Payne’s introduction to the Bridges Out of Poverty concepts this past August. The second workshop with Dr. Ruby Payne’s organization,  Aha!Process  is the next step. During the  Bridges Out of Poverty workshop , Dr. Payne’s organization will provide more specific and intensive training. It will prepare us to engage this initiative across all of Rome and Floyd County. 
Treasure McKenzie, Executive Director of the Muskogee Bridges Out of Poverty in Muskogee, Oklahoma will be our facilitator. Treasure will outline the complexities of poverty, review specific techniques for addressing poverty, and share practical experience on how her community is working shoulder-to-shoulder to reduce barriers that keep individuals in poverty.
Our unified goal is to improve the lives of those living in poverty in Rome and Floyd County using the Bridges out of Poverty process. This process works! It will take  ALL  of us working together to make this happen. The Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop will prepare each participant to determine their specific role in this initiative. If we all work together as a community, we can change the face of poverty in Rome and Floyd County.
First Baptist Church of Rome, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and The Community Foundation of Rome, are excited to host this community-changing event. Please join us! Prepare to be challenged! Expect to see notable outcomes!
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Place: Fellowship Hall, First Baptist Church of Rome, 100 E. 4th Avenue 
Time: 8:00 – Gathering and coffee
8:30 – 3:30 – Workshop with Lunch Provided
Free Childcare provided for attendees by reservation only.
To Register for the workshop click  HERE .  (Please note any allergies in your lunch and childcare reservations.)
For more information, please contact:  or call the church offices of First Baptist Church at 706-291-6850.
With expectation,
The Bridges out of Poverty Team

 Jeremy Smith gifted the FRC with one of his creations the weekend before Night at the Movies. It is a beautiful piece and is a 4 ½ foot sculpture. Jeremy just wanted to do something that would benefit children and families. Tickets are $10 each or 3/$20. We’ll draw for this on 4-1-19 at our annual Placement of the Pinwheels (11 AM in front of the Dempsey Building on Turner-McCall) and kick off our Child Abuse Prevention month with a bang! Help us spread the word by  sharing our Facebook post (and while you are there, please “like” us if you have not already done so).