Works wraps up today on clean-up of an Armuchee man’s home as part of the Floyd County Police Department’s community service project called FCPD Works. Police officers, along with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Brotherhood of Firefighters and Rome-Floyd Litter & Blight Task Force teamed up over the last three days to make the home more livable for the 63-year-old man, who is battling cancer and congestive heart failure.
The project came about as a result of an investigation by local code enforcement officers. Neighbors in the area had been complaining about garbage and smells from the residence so when officers went to investigate they found the man and his dogs in their difficult circumstances. He has been living alone since the death of his wife six years ago and is currently living without water or garbage service.
“He’s very modest and won’t ask for help,” said Katy Walters, a code enforcement officer helping organize the event. “He’s been sick for well over a year but he’s humble and doesn’t like to ask for any help”
Members of the community, as well as several local companies, donated supplies, services and monetary donations for the project. Background