CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 6, 2018) – Mission BBQ helped raise $2,402 on Thursday night for AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation, which was the restaurant’s chosen charity for a pre-opening night. All proceeds from the Police Officers, Friends and Family Night were donated to AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of local law enforcement agencies in the greater Chattanooga area.
“One of the principal things that we try to do is link up our community with law enforcement to help people understand that protecting our community is really everybody’s responsibility. It’s all our responsibility because they’re on the frontline,” said John Cosgrove, executive director of AEGIS, while addressing and thanking Mission BBQ employees before the doors opened Thursday night.
“On behalf of this foundation, thank you for hosting us because we need the resources. But more importantly, we need you. In our way, we can be heroes. In our own way, in our own lives, in our own structure, you can make a difference, and you’re making it here when people walk in your doors and they see what this place represents.”
Officers, deputies and leaders from local law enforcement agencies attended Thursday’s event along with friends and family.
Mission BBQ’s donation to the AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation will be used toward the organization’s mission to help provide technology, specialized training and support to all law enforcement agencies in the greater Chattanooga area. The AEGIS service area includes all Hamilton County jurisdictions and parts of North Georgia.
Founded by Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond in 2011, AEGIS consists of collaborative efforts between the greater Chattanooga area business community and law enforcement. For more information about AEGIS, visit www.aegislef.org or call (423) 451-6236.