While our prayers, hearts and money go out to those suffering the wrath of Hurricane Katrina, we should not forget our local needs.
The Augusta Youth Center has done incredible work in the Augusta community for a long time. As I understand it, because of funding cutbacks, this vital organization is faced with extreme financial difficulties. If the AYC were to close, this would be extremely detrimental to local youth, and the community in general.
I have no affiliation with the AYC beyond donating some time and money to this worthy organization. This is a call to the local community to rally behind this life-changing center and to help it remain financially viable. Your donated funds will fertilize seeds that will grow into citizens creating an even greater Augusta area.
J. Traylor Johnson Jr., Martinez