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Fifth Friday starts a charitable tradition

September 30, 2005

Albany - The Fifth Friday Foundation donates all the proceeds it receives on the fifth Friday in a month to charity.

That's a big deal for the Albany Humane Society and Acree Baptist Church. "We're fortunate that he chose us as one of the organizations and charities," said Donna Strickland of the Humane Society. "Of course the work that we do, the money that we're receiving now goes into our general operating fund to help us provide medical care, everything the animals need. But we do have a long term goal of opening a very large, state of the art adoption center."

Acree Baptist Church is also a beneficiary. "We flooded back in July," said Pastor mark Sickling. "And it's going to help us rebuild our sanctuary. We want to thank the Fifth Friday Foundation and all the individuals and other churches throughout South Georgia who have helped us after Hurricane Dennis dropped about eight inches of water on our church."

The Fifth Friday Foundation served breakfast, and will also serve lunch. Spokesman Dr. Phillip Hajek, Chiropractor and head of Musculoskeletal Associates, said that all the fees paid for services today will be donated to charity.

Musculoskeletal Associates is located at 2311 Lake Park Drive, and the phone number is 229-435-0525.

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