The Greater Rome Board of Realtors gathered in Cedartown for their latest luncheon to hear from a local organization that continues through the decades to help youth in need, and to give back as well.

Members gathered at the Cherokee Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, August 11 to hear from Murphy-Harpst Childrens Center’s Scott Fuller, the Advancement and Stewardship Officer for the organization that provides for the needs of abused and neglected young people through residential treatment, placements in specialized foster care, and community programs that serve at-risk young people and their families.

They gave $1,000 to Murphy-Harpst as part of an ongoing effort to give back to the community across Chattooga, Floyd and Polk Counties.

Fuller apologized that the luncheon that was planned to be held on the Murphy-Harpst campus had to shift, but provided thanks to the Greater Rome Board of Realtors for their support of the work his organization is doing to help youth in the direst of need.

“We are doing something right here in Northwest Georgia at a wonderful place,” he said. “I appreciate every one of you for participating in our work.”

The Greater Rome Board of Realtors also heard for State Rep. Katie Dempsey (R-Rome,) who talked about the needs of the foster care system across the state as thousands of children remain separated from their families for a variety of reasons. She chairs the Human Services subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, and said she understands the need right now for

“Georgia is aware of the needs of the foster care system, and it matters. I serve with a lot of people who think this is a huge priority for us, and we care about them,” Dempsey said.

The meeting also saw Polk County Sheriffs Office Chief Deputy Jonathan Blackmon provide an opening prayer for the lunch.

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