Second Life Receives Grant From Community Foundation Of Greater Chattanooga

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Second Life of Chattanooga has received a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga (CFGC) for its Broadening the Horizon project.

“Broadening the Horizon will shed light on the sex trafficking issue in Greater Chattanooga so that the community and its leaders are more fully educated on the issue of sex trafficking, thereby creating area-wide collaborative action,” said Jerry Redman, managing senior partner with Second Life. “This will be done primarily through a variety of awareness raising, educational events.”

“Developing relationships among community partners is fundamental to eradicating human trafficking,” said Terri Self, Second Life senior partner. “We are so grateful to the Community Foundation for helping us to provide hope to victims and survivors by raising awareness that will spark action.”

The CFGC’s mission is to encourage giving and inspire action to improve lives in the Chattanooga area. Founded in 1963, the organization has awarded over $200 million in grants to support education, literacy, health and wellness, and other needs vital to strengthening the Chattanooga community.

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 all those at risk for sexual exploitation and slavery.

For more information or to make a donation to Second Life of Chattanooga, visit www.secondlifechattanooga.org. For more information about the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, visit www.cfgc.org.



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