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Sorority donates car seat

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Some South Georgia women are spreading the word about the importance of car seats for infants. The Tifton Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority collected money and presented a car seat to the mother of the last baby born at Phoebe Putney hospital in 2009.

Nelon Vance Moore was born a few hours before midnight on New Year's Eve. Because there was a blue moon out, his parents call him "Blue". Mom Katrina says keeping Blue safe is her top priority, and she's so thankful to the women for the new car seat.

She said, "I think it's great program that they've provided this car seat."

Gloria Peterson said, "A lot of people, like we said before, cannot afford a new car seat, so sometimes they get hand me downs from children to children to children and as they change, you know, they're not always up to par, so it makes us feel really good to give it out to the community."

For the past nine years, the women in Alpha Kappa Alpha have donated car seats to families in Tifton and Albany twice a year.

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