SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement (SAFE) has served the Sylacauga community and the entire region for the last 20 years. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for families and provide cohesion for the entire community and region that is served.

SAFE has been committed to its mission, vision and values to empower and impact families and the community in order to foster the positive and healthy development of our youth, families, community, state and nation.

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, SAFE board of directors and staff, along with Executive Director Margaret Morton, is inviting community members to attend its 20th anniversary celebration. The celebration will begin at 1 p.m. and last until 4:00. It will be held at the Sam H. Wright Community Garden in Sylavon Court. Special presentations will be made at 2 p.m. along with recognition of special guests. Parking is provided at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. A Shuttle will transport those who attend to the community garden. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to (256)245-4343 by Nov. 7.

SAFE is most known for its community garden which feeds sometimes youth throughout Sylacauga and the region. “Because our children are our most valuable resource, the vision statement of this organization has been to provide these meaningful opportunities for families in hopes that these families of resiliency personally contribute to the growth and quality of life in our communities,” a statement released by SAFE explained. SAFE’s ultimate goal is to invest in children and families is to invest in the future. SAFE’s 20 years of service to the community has provided; prevention, education, health and wellness, workforce development, economic security, citizens working with citizens, re-discovering our power.

Among many ventures, SAFE currently provides food through its community garden to students every afternoon at an after school homework assistance program hosted by city councilwoman Tiffany Nix at the Verlie B. Collins Center in Drew Court.

Jeremy Law for SylacaugaNews.com | © 2017, SylacaugaNews.com/Marble City Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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