SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement is the Southeast’s winner of the Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Award winner for 2020.

In 2015, the Chick-fil-A Foundation established the True Inspiration Awards in honor of founder S. Truett Cathy. Each year, Chick-fil-A celebrates organizations from across the country who embody his spirit of service and exist, like the Chick-fil-A Foundation, to help every child become all they can be.

True Inspiration Award recipients work hard to make a lasting difference in their communities like SAFE.

The grant, totaling $75,000, goes to organizations that fall in one of three categories; education, youth homelessness and poverty and economic empowerment.

Chick-fil-A Franchisee Micah Harris said SAFE is the first winner from the state of Alabama. “We are honored to partner with SAFE on a regular basis, and to see the first True Inspiration Award in the state of Alabama awarded to SAFE,” he said. “We are so blessed to have this organization in our community.”

Margaret Morton, Executive Director of SAFE, said the grant will be used to expand the Workforce Ready program. “This will give individuals more opportunities to be trained to get into the work force, and give people more opportunity to have more value,” Morton explained. “It has been a dream for us to take our program to where people are, not necessarily to where we are. This is going to give us the opportunity to expand and do more.”

Harris explained Chick-fil-A was most intrigued by the generational impact SAFE will have and is currently creating.

Watch the video below as Morton was surprised by Harris, his family and team members of Chick-fil-A Sylacauga.

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