August 30, 2010
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CATS Receives National Safe Place Award
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) in Charlotte, NC, recently received the 2010 National Safe Place Corporate Involvement Award for its support of The Relatives, a youth shelter in Charlotte.
National Safe Place presents this award to a corporate partner that knows how business is enhanced through a connection to community needs and consistently goes above and beyond the expectations of the local Safe Place program.
The Relatives serves children ages 7 to 17 in Mecklenburg County. CATS explained that many of the nearly 300 youth that sought shelter there last year were homeless or had no form of transportation when they had to leave their house to seek safety. Every CATS bus and train is a designated Safe Place, along with the Charlotte Transportation Center and the agency’s bus operations facilities. CATS provides service 20 hours a day, making transit accessible and convenient when a child needs to seek assistance.
“The time and effort CATS staff dedicates to the community every day is what makes our partnership with Safe Place and The Relatives so successful,” said Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Flowers. “CATS works directly with The Relatives in making sure any child in need arrives safely to the shelter. Many employees also participate in volunteer activities at The Relatives, furthering CATS’ commitment to the Safe Place program.”
Brennon D. Graham, executive director of The Relatives, added: “The relationship with CATS has been critical to the success of our Safe Place program here in Charlotte."
"Our community is very fortunate to have a transit system so committed to making a difference in the lives of youth in need,” he continued.