On Friday, Troup County Sheriff Jame Woodruff received two awards from the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Home.
One of the awards is for being one of the top 10 fundraisers for the organization. The other award is for raising more than $100,000.
Shayne Goodard, the state property manager and a development officer for the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes/Georgia Sheriffs’ Association, said Woodruff was one of four people that raised that amount of money out of 159 municipal leaders.
Woodruff said he was able to raise the money through various events like the fifth annual car show held this past May.
“I appreciate the awards,” Woodruff said. “We couldn’t have done this without our great staff. The citizens really stepped up and supported us too. The credit really goes all to them.”
The proceeds help the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Home at Pineland campus, which takes care of abused and neglected children. The Pineland campus on Youngs Mill road serves as a home and a camp ground for various organizations.
Sheriff Woodruff has supported the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Home at Pineland campus for many years and serves on the state board.