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Members of the Greater Shreveport Leadership Program presented Sheriff Steve Prator with a $6,000 donation today to benefit Sheriff’s Safety Town.
Community leaders who made up the 2016 class selected Safety Town as its class project earlier in the year. In October, a barbecue fundraiser was held to raise money that will be used by Sheriff’s Safety Town to teach safety skills to children throughout northwest Louisiana.
Since opening its doors in 2008, Sheriff’s Safety Town has provided safety education to over 40,000 second-grade students and hosted thousands of other visitors.
CPSO Capt. Chris Abney, who was part of the 2016 Greater Shreveport Leadership Program, said SST was selected as the class project because of its impact on the community and because it reaches beyond Caddo Parish and is constantly evolving.
Sheriff Prator agreed. “We are always looking for new ways to reach children of all ages, and this money will help us do that,” he said. “We appreciate the donation and are very grateful that our community leaders recognize the value of what do at Sheriff’s Safety Town.”
The Greater Shreveport Leadership Program is part of the Chamber of Commerce. Its purpose is to identify and prepare future community leaders through education and by exposing them to existing leadership, business, and civic organizations. Today’s donation was made during the group’s graduation luncheon.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666