Group wants to build home for needy mom, kids

By: Jorge Lopez Email
By: Jorge Lopez Email

If you couldn't make it to the lunch on Saturday, you can still help.

Contact the iCARE group at:

News 12 at 6 o'clock / Saturday, April 28, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The United Nations says human trafficking pulls in $32 billion each year. The odds of rescuing someone from it is a much smaller number. A new group, iCARE, is working to save troubled families in our area.

The group is pretty young and has only been around for about a year, but despite that, the group says it is determined to help women and children.

Many people came together on Sunday afternoon for lunch. While the food was good, the main reason they got together was to help.

"My mom got in trouble and she had to go to prison," said Trey Davis.

Davis is 10 years old and is one kid who did get help at the Adullam House in Wetumpka, Ala.

"Mrs. Angie picked me up and took me there," Davis told News 12.

A child's smile is the reason the iCARE group wants to build a home here in our area.

"I like it cause I get new friends and get a bed to sleep in -- I don't have to listen to any arguments that my mom gets in," Davis said.

The home will help troubled mothers and their kids who need a place to stay. Judges, moms, dads and everyone in between make up the iCARE organization.

"What we are doing today is trying to get the awareness out on the exploitation that is going on right here in Augusta and the CSRA," said an organizer with the group.

Drugs, prostitution and abuse are the circumstances troubled mothers and their children face. So, that's why they want to build a special place that's unique to the area.

"We've got 26 acres that we are trying to purchase. Once we purchase the 26 acres, we are wanting to build two homes. One of the homes will be for the children and then one of the other homes for the mothers," said a volunteer with group.

Davis says he hopes kids like him get a chance in Augusta and has a message for those who are going to make that happen.

"Thank you very much for doing that," he said.

If you couldn't make it to the lunch on Saturday, you can still help. Contact the iCARE group at:

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