SimplyBank donates to CAC

Pictured above, from left to right, are Rocky Potter, child abuse investigator with the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department; Angela Patterson, CRA Officer at SimplyBank; Janice Mickel, volunteer at Child Advocacy Center; John Argo, chief deputy with the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department.

Underage victims of abuse in Rhea County have a new safe place to turn, thanks to the newly-launched Twelfth Judicial District Children’s Advocacy Center office in Dayton.

And SimplyBank is proud to partner with the Twelfth Judicial District Children’s Advocacy Center by sending $2,000 in financial support to the new local office.

“At community banks, we live and work in the neighborhoods and cities we serve,” said John Owen, president and CEO at SimplyBank. “So needs like these are really important to us, because these aren’t far-off problems. This is a need right here at home that we can do something about.”

SimplyBank’s donation will help outfit the new advocacy center office – located in the old health department building behind the new Rhea County Justice Center – for service, including aiding in the purchase of inviting, kid-friendly furniture and comfort materials, like toys and blankets.

Child Advocacy Centers of Tennessee is a statewide organization dedicated to providing “a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical and mental health professionals may share information and develop effective, coordinated strategies sensitive to the needs of each unique case and child,” according to the group.

Angela Patterson, CRA officer at SimplyBank, presented SimplyBank’s donation of $2,000 to Rocky Potter, child abuse investigator at the Rhea County Sheriff’s Office; Janice Mickel, volunteer with the local child advocacy center; and John Argo, chief deputy at the Rhea County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information about SimplyBank, visit www.MySimplyBank.com.

For more information about Child Advocacy Centers of Tennessee, visit www.cactn.org. To make a donation to the Twelfth Judicial District Child Advocacy Center, call 423-443-7431 or mail to P.O. Box 832, Whitwell, TN, 37397.