CAC honors Kappa Delta for service

Published 10:20 pm Monday, September 10, 2012

Members of both the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center and Kappa Delta sorority were overcome with emotions on Monday afternoon.

The CAC presented the sorority with a token of appreciation for its support of the non-profit’s cause.

“Whenever we call, they answer,” said Camille Downing, Executive Director of the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center. “We can’t say ‘thank you’ enough to those ladies at Kappa Delta.”

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Downing presented the sorority with a plaque thanking the group not only for helping out at the Center, but for also pitching in ideas with fund raising

Julie Murphy, vice president-community service for the Kappa Delta chapter at Troy University, was one of the attendees that shed a tear. Murphy said that the recognition was more than the sorority had ever dreamed of.

“Over 80 percent of the money we raise goes to this center,” said Murphy. “Just presenting the check to them every year is enough, but this plaque will hang front and center in the KD house.”

Downing said that the group sends interns over to pitch in around the office, and she is thrilled that the sorority feels strongly about the cause of child advocacy.

“They are helping us fight the child abuse problems, and helping with the intervention techniques that we use here,” said Downing. “We would not be able to do things without them. They are always by our side.”

The presentation took place in the “Kappa Delta Room” at the Pike Regional Advocacy Center. The room was painted by sisters of the sorority and has their motto painted on the back of a church pew. The room is used for interviews during the investigation process.