The Atlanta Fire Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising arm of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department (AFRD), on Aug. 7 received a $10,000 grant that will go toward funding a highway child safety program among other projects, according to a press release from the Atlanta Fire Chief’s Office.
The Amerigroup Foundation, the philanthropic organization associated with the health insurance company Amerigroup, awarded the grant. It will fund multiple AFRD education and safety projects, according to the release.
One such project is the Governer’s Office of Highway Safety Child Safety Seat Program, which provides free car seats to needy families.
“We hope this grant will have a significant and meaningful impact for Atlanta Fire Rescue and the children in our community,” said Dr. Tunde Sotunde, Chief Executive Officer for Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia, in the release.
The funds will also be applied to other safety education campaigns and training programs operated by the AFRD, “ensuring their mission of promoting safety, security, and enhanced sustainability that enriches the quality of life for the residents of Atlanta continues to come to fruition,” said William Rhodes, vice president of operations for the Atlanta Fire Foundation.