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The Tim Griffith Foundation was born out of a violent act that deeply impacted me personally, and our community as a whole.
As many of you already know, part of our mission for over 15 years has been to make our community a safer place by working to stop violence. We are also working to level the educational playing field so that all of our children can take advantage of the same opportunities.
We stand in solidarity with the marginalized, the grieving, and those who deal with discrimination and racism as part of their every day lives.
We grieve with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. And we don't forget the senseless murders of Oscar Grant, Mario Woods, Stephon Clark, and many others in California alone.
Our community must be a safe place for everyone, regardless of race, religion, or creed. That means not having to fear for your life when going about daily tasks like grocery shopping, jogging, taking your children to the park, working, or sleeping in your own home.
At this time black and brown people do not feel safe in their everyday lives, and they haven't for centuries. It is well past time that this changed.
If you have not taken the time to educate yourself and your family on ways to become better and make a positive difference in your community, we urge you to do that now.
Here are some good places to start:
The Tim Griffith Foundation will continue to advocate for a safe community for all. We believe in a world where everyone is treated with the dignity and respect that we all deserve as humans.
Tim Griffith Foundation Founder & President