Chattanooga, TN – According to the statement, more than 100 churches have partnered with Tennessee Fosters Hope by inviting their congregations to serve as foster families, offer support to foster families and provide training about trauma-based care.

Governor Bill Lee released the following statement:

“Earlier this month, Secretary of State Tre Hargett was one of the first to offer free spots for kids in foster care at the Tennessee State Library & Archives summer camp. We thank Secretary Hargett for his generosity and welcome support from organizations across Tennessee.

Champion Churches across Tennessee are engaging their congregations to support foster families in meaningful ways. I commend their partnership and welcome more churches to join our mission to secure more permanent, loving homes for kids in foster care.”

Organizations willing to donate a summer camp experience to kids in foster care should apply here.

Tennessee foster families who are interested in donated spaces should submit information here.

Individuals can also provide direct support to foster families by donating summer camp supplies to meet needs in their local communities.

This story will be updated as new information become available.