PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Phenix City Council members recognized several volunteer organizations before the start of Tuesday's council meeting.
Eight local nonprofits received a check for $1,200, with the money coming from the last Mayor's Ball for Education and Charity.
Groups like the Russell County Advocacy Center and T.E.A.R.S. Inc. say they'll use the money to expand their operations across the city.
"Our organization will try and use the money to get a parking lot for our facility. We have some issues with traffic on South Railroad Street, and we're going to use this money to purchase a parking lot," said Angelia Walton with T.E.A.R.S. Inc.
During the presentation, Mayor Eddie Lowe highlighted the fact that this year, the total proceeds from the Mayor's Ball allowed for three more charities to receive money and recognition from the community.