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| Chattanooga: (423) 954-1911
Knoxville: (865) 540-1311 Chattanooga: (423) 954-1911

You vote can help us win $25,000!!!!!

Have you heard the news!?!  The First Tennessee Foundation is celebrating 25 years of giving through a video contest and Bridge Refugee Services could be eligible to receive up to $25,000 for our organization.

However we need YOUR help!  Our video has submitted to the 25 Years Of Giving Video Contest from the First Horizon Foundation and now we need YOU to vote for us!  The top 30 videos with the most votes will advance to the next level as a finalist and could be one of the 25 selected winners receiving a grant.

To vote for Bridge please visit:    you can vote for our video from now until August 31st.   You can vote once per day per email address.


Thank you!


Direct donations can be made online through our website,, or by mail.

Additionally, we ask that you consider taking the following actions which can aid us in our work:

  • Share information about Bridge with your friends, neighbors and acquaintances, family, and people you know who might have interest in contributing funds, volunteering to assist, or hiring refugees.
  • Communicate with U.S. senators and congressional representatives, asking them to advocate for refugees, and hold our government accountable for meeting the established quota for refugee resettlement in the coming year.
  • Call us if you have any questions about refugees or refugee resettlement, the screening process refugees complete prior to their arrival, how to hire a refugee, or the ways in which members of your community can volunteer. We can also arrange a speaker to come to your place of worship or other organization to explain our work, our needs, and ways to help.
  • If you are a member of an organization or faith community with commitment to vulnerable people, consider sponsoring a refugee or refugee family for a period of six months. Contact us for details.
  • Consider a special collection or sponsor a fundraising event to raise money to assist us in the work of refugee resettlement.
  • Pray for us and our clients, perhaps adding their intentions to those remembered in a special way during your worship services.

Anything you can do to help us now, or in the future, will be deeply appreciated.






Martin Lester                                                 Drocella Mugorewera

Chair, Board of Directors                                                       Executive Director