ALBANY, GA (WALB) - People gathered in Albany today to pray for victims of child abuse.
To kick off National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Open Arms Incorporated hosted a National Day of Hope event at Hines Memorial Christian Episcopal Church.
Organizers say it's a time for leaders to recommit their selves to protecting children and to call attention to what's happening in the community.
"There are five children a day that are abused by somebody they know or a neighbor or a family member. And so it is important for Doughrtey County, Albany, Georgia because it is happening right here within our community," Dr. Fonda Thompson said.