Rooker receives Perrow Humanitarian Award
Submitted Jasper Lions
On June 23rd, The Jasper Lions Club welcomed Dr. Greg DeLoach, new Executive Director of Developmental Disability Ministries, who gave our program. DDM oversees 19 group residences for developmentally disabled adults in Georgia. One of those homes is located in Jasper where four men reside. All four of those men are Jasper Lions! DDM’s goal is to provide caring homes where each resident can be empowered to their highest level of social,
physical, emotional and spiritual growth. Greg talked about the success of the current home for men and the need for a home for women to become a reality. Debbie Rooker, Director of Burnt Mountain Center, says a home for women is needed desperately in the area.
Each year, the Jasper Lions Club presents The Perrow Humanitarian Award to an individual who excels in giving their time and effort in service to the people of Pickens County. Dr. G. H. Perrow was a Family Practice Physician in Pickens County for 55 years before his death in 2005. The 2016 recipient is Debbie Rooker, Executive Director of The Burnt Mountain Center. She has worked at the Center for over 30 years and has been the Director since 2008. Debbie has been active with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, PARC and is a certified CPR/First Aid and AAA Defensive Driving Instructor just to name a few of her activities. She was awarded $500 to give to the charity of her choice and she chose the Burnt Mountain Center! Congratulations Debbie!!
Much planning was discussed for the upcoming 4th of July Celebration. We hope to see you all there!