I am very concerned by town alderman candidate Angela Moore's request for the Town of Franklin to not offer grants to local non-profits. I’m sure Mrs. Moore had good reason to leave and miss the very non-profit requests she deemed improper, but the information shared was vital. The organizations requesting grants from the town have been and remain crucial to our community. They rely on grants from local, state and federal funds to provide services to our residents that would not otherwise exist.
KIDS Place is a non-profit organization that requested funds to operate. KIDS Place sole purpose is to aide Macon County law enforcement and DSS in handling children who have been physically or sexually abused. Their prosecution rate for child abuse cases in Macon County is more than 90 percent and is evidence of their committed staff.