VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Lowndes County Children's Advocacy was one step closer Friday to achieving a much needed expansion.
The Joe Vallotton family had agreed to donate one acre of their land at the corner of Skipper Bridge Rd. and Stafford Wright Rd.
The CAC was facing an April 1st deadline to have the land to build a new building and money to help pay for the cost of the new building in order to be eligible for a grant that would allow them to be able to afford to build the new building.
"It simply was chosen because it is the best location for the counties that we serve. It's very centrally located," said Lowndes CAC Chairwoman Dedra Hughes. "It's a little bit off the beaten path right now and it's gonna provide some privacy for our clients and their family."
The donation was contingent on the CAC actually getting approved for the grant. Hughes said assuming they do get approved, the goal was to be in the new center by the mid 2016.
As of Friday, the CAC was still asking for donations to help them pay for the cost of the new center. Hughes said people could donate money or materials or they can simply sign a letter of intent to donate.
"You actually don't have to donate at this time," Hughes emphasized. "You can just sign a commitment letter saying that you will have the money or that you will have the materials ready by the time that we need them."
You can obtain a commitment letter at the CAC office located at 200 W. Moore St. in Valdosta or by contacting Dedra Hughes at 229-563-5222.