Free Shredding Event

Fortitude Foundation in partnership with AARP hosted a free Shredding event. Hosting a free shredding event is critical to local families’ social and economic well-being. Paper shredding is an important part of protecting one’s family, just as much as locking the front door at night. Shredding helps to protect credit and privacy. Shredding helps to avoid identity theft and helps to protect sensitive data that may cost an individual their livelihood.

Tis the season for scams and fraud. Protect your identity by shredding your older, important documents. Drive – thru event at Eastdale Mall.

Nov. 11 (Veteran’s Day), 8 a.m. – noon at Eastdale Mall.

LIMIT: 2 bags or boxes per vehicle. Volunteers will be lifting the bags and boxes from your car to the shredder, so the weight must be 30 pounds or less.

REGISTRATION is not required. To learn more about the event here

Providing Support to Essential Workers:

Giving them the Support they Deserve



Fortitude Foundation Board Members & Baptist COVID-19 Clinic Staff

May 21, 2021— In alignment, with its mission Fortitude Foundation along with Essie M. B. Smith Foot Clinic, sponsored lunch to the Baptist Health Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic! The event provided meals for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are working under unprecedented conditions. The meals were provided by Jazzy’s Eats and Treats, as a showcase of minority businesses and their support of this philanthropic effort.

Feeding frontline workers was essential. The coronavirus pandemic exposed the devastating inequalities in the workplace and communities; therefore, by volunteering and thanking these workers for risking their lives to help re-build our society is necessary. Fortitude Foundation Vice President, Tamara Cofield said “We’re very pleased to have an opportunity to partner and provide resources to support healthcare workers that are working under tough conditions. They are the superheroes and need to be reminded that their service is needed and appreciated.”

In alignment, with its mission Fortitude Foundation supports implementation of programs and public service projects that address the needs of the local community, especially the under-served. Fortitude Foundation serves as a resource and conduit to impact the educational, economic, cultural and social lives of local communities.



Fortitude Foundation Board Members at Friendship Mission

August 17, 2020–Igniting The Flame Of Philanthropy, The Fortitude Foundation, along with Essie M. B. Smith Foot Clinic, Montgomery County Commissioner Isaiah Sankey (District 4) and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama will present face masks to local agencies that provide services to homeless persons. More than 250 people are homeless in the Montgomery area. Since March, more people are losing their homes in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and are seeking refuge in local shelters. As the demand for shelter increases, the supply stock at the shelters is more quickly depleted. Read more here

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