RCPCH is enjoying the many benefits of having a new 11,000 square foot facility in which to operate its Ruth’s Cottage programs and all its administrative, outreach and education services. Roger Dill is the reason why.
Years ago, when Roger was the Interim County Manager for Tift County, he became familiar with the previous shelter facility and was not happy. His concern was that the shelter was just not what it should be, and he felt it was depressing.
This bothered him enough that when an opening came on the board of directors, he said he would join but that we needed to know up front that he had one single driving purpose. A new facility.
Immediately upon joining the board, his work began with many attended meetings and conversations with community leaders about the need for this building. Being a lifetime Auburn Tiger, he might not like this comparison, but he was very much like a dog with a bone. He would not be stopped in making this happen.
Roger’s hard work came to fruition with Tift County’s decision to apply for a Community Development Block Grant for the project and thus began his dream fulfillment. The grant was awarded, and the matching funds raised. The building has been enjoyed now for over one year. Because of the size and space afforded by the new facility, COVID 19 never stopped any of the RCPCH services. His building dream came to life just in time. Since then, Roger continues to be active on the board and in support of RCPCH. He has been an outstanding leader.
Roger Dill Avenue is one way he has been honored for his work on our behalf. Another way to continue to honor Roger is by giving a gift in his name and supporting our July 2021 Annual Campaign. You can donate in Roger’s honor through Venmo (our username is @ruthscottagethepatticakehouse), online (https://stopthehurtga.org/donations/), or mail a check to PO Box 2727, Tifton, GA 31793.