Lydia Project plea moved to consent by city commission

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - City Commission moved a plea from the Lydia Project Tuesday to consent.

The non-profit that helps support woman battling breast cancer asked Commission for a property tax waiver. They say six weeks ago, a property tax bill for $10,616 landed on their door. They told commission they're worried it will take away from women struggling with nowhere to turn.

Executive Director Michelle Canchola said, "It's a lot of money and we can better spend that money on the women Lydia serves. Last week, we received 102 new referrals in one week."

Canchola told Fox 54 that as of November 30th, Lydia has helped over five thousand women from all over.