T.I. partnered with New Birth Missionary Baptist over the weekend to bail out 23 nonviolent offenders for the Easter holiday.
The group of nonviolent, mostly “first-time” offenders were bailed out thanks to a partnership program with the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia.
“It’s almost like finally meeting the good Samaritan—somebody who you don’t know that you didn’t see coming,” New Birth’s senior pastor Dr. Jamal Bryant said of the initiative, which helped raise an estimated $120,000 against its initial $40,000 goal.
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🚨Breaking news from the AJC News Desk🚨 New Birth Missionary Baptist Church has raised $120,000 to provide bail for first-time, nonviolent offenders in four Georgia counties. 🙏🏾 The “Bail Out” program was designed to give men and women a second chance, beginning Easter weekend. 🙏🏾 The program targets DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett and Rockdale counties. It will also help with job readiness. 🙏🏾 It began as a $40,000 local challenge within the New Birth congregation and quickly grew to $120,000 and a larger metro movement. 🙏🏾 🙌🏾 👊🏾 WE ARE NEW BIRTH 👊🏾 🙌🏾 @newbirthmbc @jamalhbryant
Seven women and 16 men were bailed out in time to enjoy Easter with friends and family. The initiative, which utilizes donations to assist with the launching of college savings accounts for the children of those bailed out. T.I. and Scrapp Deleon of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta serve as partners.