Pursuit of Happiness aiding those kids who see crime first hand

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- The Pursuit of Happiness was established a year ago to help kids who are impacted by gun and gang violence.

That’s a year of people, like Pursuit of Happiness CEO Michael Gordon and bird member Troy Rogers going into the inner city to provide guidance and therapy to those who see crime right at their front door.

The Pursuit of Happiness provides these services free of charge, but now they are looking to expand so they can serve all the kids in need in the community.

They say getting to the kids while they’re young is the only way to stop crime.

They say the only way they can reach all the kids is with the support of their community.

“One of our founding fathers, once in until the unaffected is outraged like those who are affected are outraged, there will never be changed our underserved community,” said Gordon.

“So I need my community members, to get in a rage about the things that are going on in our community. We need help, we need our young kids mentored. We need them loved, we need them serviced, we need good people in their lives being a sounding board for them,” said Rogers.

If you would like to help the Pursuit of Happiness, you can contribute to the organization Drive to Thrive month-long phone-a-thon

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