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Home Depot updates Girls Inc.

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Home Depot is making home away from home a little nicer for girls in Albany.

Girls Inc. Got a big outdoor improvement Thursday thanks to the Home Depot and its employees. More than a dozen of them volunteered their time to update an outdoor play area for the girls who participate in programs meant to empower girls to understand and value their rights.

The transformation isn't something the non profit could have afforded to do on its own.  LaKisha Bryant said, "Things like this get neglected for a period of time, because we want more of the money to go to the girls, so this is a great opportunity for us to have this done."

Rian Morris said, "We are a part of building in the community, we're part of the community, so we feel it's important to give back to the community as well as being a member of it."

More than 2300 girls were served in Dougherty and Terrell Counties last year. The beautification project by Home Depot is estimated at about $4,000.

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