As published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution
Journalist: Carolyn Cunningham
Cobb County Safety Village has been awarded a $15,000 grant as a part of Chick-fil-A’s True Inspiration Awards to develop a new Internet safety program.
One of the Southeast region’s runner ups, the Safety Village was nominated for this award by Zach Thomas, operator of the Chick-fil-A at Macland Crossing.
Built on eight acres at 1220 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta, the Safety Village was one of 22 not-for-profit organizations in 16 states to be awarded $1.1 million in grants out of 150 that applied for grants this year.
The Chick-fil-A Foundation grants the True Inspiration Awards to honor the legacy of Chick-fil-A’s late founder S. Truett Cathy. Before opening voting to customers, foundation staff reviewed applications and selected a list of finalists that demonstrated a commitment to supporting young people and education.
More than 76,000 customers voted nationwide, including the first time people were able to vote for organizations in their communities via a mobile app.
Information: CobbCounty.org/SafetyVillage/ or chick-fil-afoundation.org/news-events/chick-fil-a-honors-community