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Agencies collect blue jeans for victims

May 2, 2007

Albany - - Dougherty County and Albany agencies come together to help South Georgia's battered women.

During Victims Rights Week, the Dougherty County District Attorney's office launched its first Blue Jean Drive.

Groups in the area, like law enforcement, the SOWEGA Council on Aging, and the Department of Children and Families were asked to donate jeans they no longer wear.

People donated jeans and other clothing. The donations will go to battered women housed at the Liberty House.

"We just wanted to try to help fulfill the need. This seemed like a simple way to do it and we had great success with it," says Tonya Abner.

Organizers collected 38 jeans jackets, sweaters and shirts. The Liberty House serves battered women and their children and depends on the community for donations like this.

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