Second-Life Receives Non-Profit Status

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Second Life of Chattanooga, which promotes awareness and partnerships to end human trafficking, is now an officially recognized non-profit entity  

"Members of the greater Chattanooga community have always understood and supported our mission to provide a voice for voiceless children and adults held in human sex trafficking,” said Jerry Redman, Second Life senior partner. “And now, Second Life’s non-profit status will allow donor’s gifts to be tax deductible.”

For the past two years, Second Life of Chattanooga has been a project partner with the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, a partnership that allowed non-profit donations to be distributed to Second Life.  

“We are deeply grateful to the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga for their support of Second Life,” said Terri Self, Second Life senior partner. “We look forward to an on-going relationship with them as this new chapter opens up for Second Life. We’re also so thankful for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Pantheon Capital Management’s generous in-kind donations, which have helped us set up and furnish our office space.” 

Second Life’s new mailing address is P.O. Box 25485, Chattanooga, TN 37422. Donations can be mailed there, or made online at secondlifechattanooga.org.  

Second Life of Chattanooga is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending human trafficking in the greater Chattanooga area. Through partnerships with other community organizations, Second Life works to champion hope and justice for the 300,000 children at risk for sexual exploitation and slavery in the United States annually. For more information and involvement opportunities, visit secondlifechattanooga.org.  

For more information, contact The Alderman Group at 650-6510. 



Shriner Luncheon To Honor Morning Pointe Resident

Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove hosted a Shriner's luncheon to honor resident Rayford McLaurin.  Mr. McLaurin has dedicated well over 50 years of service as a Shriner for the Alhambra Shrine on East Brainerd Road. He was presented with an Outstanding Service Award by the Shriner's International Chattanooga Oasis of Tennessee.  He has served in ... (click for more)

Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For Aug. 4-10

Erlanger now offers online childbirth education class.  The online class is an easy-to-understand interactive program that includes more than 70 videos, animated illustrations, downloadable PDF files, review quizzes and information specific to Erlanger East and Erlanger Baroness birthing services.  By choosing the online childbirth program, participants will have access ... (click for more)

Harr Outlines $40 Million Plan For Chattanooga Light Rail System

Outgoing Chamber of Commerce President Ron Harr on Monday outlined a $40 million plan for a Chattanooga light rail system that would serve not only downtown, but also the Airport and the Enterprise South Industrial Park. In a speech to the Chattanooga Engineers Club, Mr. Harr said most cities looking at such an ambitious plan "would be facing costs of over a billion dollars." ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Choo Choo Adding Clubs, Restaurants In $7 Million Renovation

The historic Chattanooga Choo Choo is adding clubs and restaurants in a $7 million renovation, it was announced in front of the South Market Street landmark on Monday morning. The Comedy Catch will be moving from its longtime home in Brainerd and there will be a new 500-person music venue that will be in addition to Track 29. The new venue, managed by Track 29, will feature a ... (click for more)

Senator Bob Corker: An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Our’ American Minute

William J. Federer is one of the leading historians in the United States and every morning I am among thousands of people who get an entertaining email from him called the “American Minute.” I adore it because Bill takes a significant event in American history that happened long ago – but he remembers on the very anniversary of when it occurred. A great example is that last Thursday ... (click for more)