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What exactly is CASA? Volunteers say life-line for abused children

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WTOC is a proud sponsor of the 4th Annual Dancing with Savannah Stars, a benefit for Savannah-Chatham CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates. WTOC's Don Logana, with his swollen feet and bad knees, has just a few more days until the big dance on Nov. 10 to compete against 11 other Savannah stars.

However, the reason he and others are committing so much time and effort is because of the abused and neglected children CASA supports. Court appointed special advocates not only make life changing choices for abused and neglected children but those dollars keep these advocates trained and provide gifts, school supplies, and food for children and funds the  support training for volunteers.

"These children, their lives have been disrupted through no fault of theirs. It's the fault of their parents, so they still have to have as much of a normal life as possible," Pamela Balmer-Murphy, a longtime CASA volunteer, told WTOC.

You can do your part , even if it is just one vote- which is one dollar. Go to www.dancingwithsavannahstars.org  and cast a vote or two for Don Logana, or your favorite Savannah star.
All votes are donations, and are tax-deduct able. Training for a CASA volunteer is $89. They have more than 80 advocates, 55 with active cases, and more than 200 children who need support.

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