Newlife-Second Chance Outreach fundraiser helps ex-offenders find jobs

Newlife-Second Chance Outreach fundraiser helps ex-offenders find jobs
Published: May. 19, 2014 at 12:30 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus outreach organization is hoping to help convicted felons turn their lives around.

Newlife-Second Chance Outreach Inc. members decided to dine in and raise money for the group Sunday. Several members and organizers sat down for dinner at Ruby Tuesday at the Peachtree Mall.

They discussed ways to help those coming out of jail and to make them more productive citizens of the Fountain City.

"The organization is a very good organization. It's needed, and I think we're doing a good job as far as helping ex-offenders get jobs and we all know that when ex-offenders get jobs that's one less person commuting a crime and it does bring the crime rate down. It's important by doing a fundraiser by letting us know who our supports are and to let them know we're in the community," says founder Waleisha Wilson.

A portion of the diner's bills, 20 percent, were donated to Newlife-Second Chance Outreach. It's a part of the Ruby Tuesday community giveback program.

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