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Tyler Perry Donates Generously to Unite Police, Community

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Tyler Perry Donates Generously to Unite Police, Community

By Cooper Dowd, Contributing Writer

The producer-actor-writer Tyler Perry wants to bring unity to a shattered community in Atlanta, Georgia.

The creator of the MADEA movie franchise donated 1,000 Kroger’s supermarket gift cards to be handed out by the Atlanta Police Department.

Photos posted by the Atlanta Police Department showed police officers going door to door with the donations from Perry.

“This is about the good police officers who do their job well every day, some of whom are my personal friends,” Perry said. “This is about trying to bridge unity in a city that adopted me and held me up high enough to reach my own branch on the tree of success.”

The Atlanta PD were grateful for this gift and other donations.

“500 food boxes were distributed to families in need this morning during the grocery giveaway event at the Dunbar Rec Center,” the Atlanta Police Department said in a tweet. “@tylerperry donated 1,000 Kroger gift cards to give out to the community. Thanks to all of those stopped by & to our partner agencies. #APDCares #WeLoveATL”

Perry’s strong connection to Atlanta and his desire for unity between the police and the citizens of Atlanta became the reason for his decision to give back to the city he now calls home.

“Atlanta has been the dream. It has been the promised land,” he said. “So when I got here, this whole state and city has been amazing to me and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.”

Perry’s movies often have strong faith-based elements and Christian worldviews. His 2008 FAMILY THAT PREYS was one of Movieguide®’s Top 10 Movies for Mature Audiences.

Movieguide® awarded THE FAMILY THAT PREYS four stars for quality and a -1 for content.

Regrettably, Perry’s more recent movies have drifted away from faith and have included some abhorrent content. Please pray that Perry lives out his Christian faith in word and deed, including his movies.

You can read reviews of two of his better movies here:

TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE: THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT

TYLER PERRY’S I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF

 

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