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Appliance store becomes first Safe Place

July 7, 2005 Albany- Chuck's Appliances has become Open Arms' very first Safe Place site. The sign posted outside the store alerts youth that it's a safe haven, all employees do is contact the Open Arms crisis hotline and someone from the agency will come pick up the child.

"Any person with a child I can't understand why they would not allow any child a place to go to get help. It's just unfathomable for me as a parent. No way I could turn a child away. No way," says store owner Brian Darrow.

Open Arms officials say they have also gotten calls from businesses in other counties asking how they can help. If you want more information about how to become a Safe Place site contact Open Arms at 229-431-1121.