Chattanooga’s long-time ministry to serve survivors of sex trafficking, prostitution, and addiction, Love’s Arm, prepares for its annual fundraiser, Jazz and Barbecue. This year's sell-out event will be Friday, at The Bessie Smith Cultural Center at 200 East Martin Luther King Blvd., at 6 p.m. All are looking forward to hearing the Prakash Wright Quartet play amazing jazz and enjoy an evening with mouthwatering Rib & Loin BBQ. The Jazz & Barbecue Event is Love's Arm's primary fundraising/community-building event.
“This year will be special with hosting a silent auction and having items for sale from our shop carefully crafted and put together by some of our survivors,” said Inza Higgin-Dyer, executive director of Love’s Arm. “This is one of my favorite events in Chattanooga and it's all for a great cause!
“This year we are kicking off our year-end campaign at the Jazz and Barbecue of ‘She is Resilient’ highlighting the bravery and resilience of those we serve, the survivors of human trafficking. Most folks don’t know, but Chattanooga is the second largest area for human trafficking in the United States!”
The Silent Auction is open now and bids are being accepted at https://lovesarm.betterworld.org/auctions/LA
For more information on donating time, resources, or monetary support, visit LovesArmyOutreach.org.