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August 2022 Newsletter

A Note from Diana Jackson, CEO

We send a huge thank you to David and Kim Luzader, First Baptist Church, VEC Customers Share and the Life Bridges team for making Camp Cherokee happen this year. It was AMAZING!

Employment is an important part of the lives of the people supported by Life Bridges. The money earned brings increased buying power that includes trips, eating out, and community activities. Working in the community brings increased selfconfidence, the opportunity to learn new things, and new friendships. Currently, we support people who work at the following places:

  • Blythe Bower School
  • Tazikis Mediterranean Cafe
  • Hampton Inn
  • Lowe’s
  • YMCA
  • Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Bojangles
  • McDonalds
  • Lubing Systems
  • Burger King – APD 40
  • Lee University
  • Sodexo
  • Aalberts Surface Technologies
  • Home Depot

I encourage you to frequent these businesses and let them know you support the hiring of people with disabilities.

2023 will be the agency’s 50th year of providing services. More to come on this – but we will plan to celebrate all year long!

Life Bridges Partners – Thank you for believing in and partnering with us!
Volunteer Energy Cooperative

Life Bridges Receives Grant

Life Bridges was awarded a grant from the VEC Customers Share Foundation to help with funding for Individuals Supported to attend Camp Cherokee 2022. Receiving the grant is Diana Jackson (L) from VEC Board Member.

Life Bridges Supportive Employment Team

Featured in TN DIDD Newsletter

Pictured L to R: Jeff Harden, Bill Reynolds, JoAnn Mintz and Tim Purifory. Not pictured: Chloe Tatum

The Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities highlighted Life Bridges’ Supportive Employment Team in their August Employment Innovation Newsletter. The team’s focus each day is to connect with employers willing to train and coach individuals that desire employment and are able to work and be paid a competitive wage while offering opportunities for growth.

Camp Cherokee 2022

Thank you to our amazing team for making Camp Cherokee 2022 fun and memorable!