Representatives Paulette Rakestraw (R-HD 19) and Michael Smith (D-HD 41) will host a press conference on Friday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the Georgia State Capitol. At the event, the Safe America Foundation will announce a new collaborative venture with youthSpark, AMR Ambulance Company, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, and Georgia Global Health Initiative to help rescue victims of human trafficking, as well as opioid addicts and PTSD-suffering veterans.
In addition to the main announcement, there will also be remarks given by executives from some of Safe America’s partner organizations:
• Kim Ryan, President of the WellStar Atlanta Medical Center
• Dr. Joshua Murfree, COO of the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority
• Rick Ornelas, Director of Operations, AMR (Ambulance Co),
• Jennifer Swain, Executive Director of youthSpark
• Jeff Turner, Chairman of the Clayton County Commission.
Also, on display will be the new ambulance which has been donated to Safe America by AMR Ambulance Company to assist with the HUMANS Care program, which will aim to aid victims of human trafficking, as well as veterans with PTSD.
Safe America Foundation Press Conference — Event Details
Friday, June 8, 2018
Georgia State Capitol
206 Washington Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
The event will be held just outside the Capitol on Washington Street, in front of the Central Presbyterian Church.
Rep. Rakestraw, Paulding County’s first female legislator, represents the citizens of District 19 in Paulding County. She was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 and currently serves as a member of the Appropriations, Regulated Industries, and Small Business Development Committees. She is Secretary of the Juvenile Justice and the Economic Development & Tourism Committees, and also serves as Vice Chairman of the Science & Technology and Special Rules Committees.