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Front Page - Friday, August 7, 2020

Habitat for Humanity plans virtual fundraiser




Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga will host its first virtual Raise the Roof event Wednesday, Sept. 30, at noon. The fundraiser will feature celebrity guests and a welcome message from Jonathan Reckford, president and CEO of Habitat International.

Realtor Linda Brock of Real Estate Partners is the event’s presenting sponsor for the second year.

Ticket and table purchases will include a Raise the Roof party pack and lunch from Panera Bread delivered to each participant’s home or office.

Those who purchase a ticket or table will be able to watch live, as Habitat has partnered with WTCI to film and broadcast the event. WTCI will broadcast the program to a larger audience in the evening as well.

“Creating strong and stable communities is important,” says Phil Trammell, vice president of development for the local Habitat for Humanity. “Through fundraisers like Raise the Roof, we’re able to help Chattanooga families build strength, stability and self-reliance.”

During the past 34 years, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga has built 278 homes and repaired over 80 existing homes, providing more than 1,000 women, men and children with homeownership.

Habitat will use the proceeds from Raise the Roof to build more affordable homes for families in Hamilton County. Last year’s event raised over $100,000.

To purchase tickets or tables, visit  www.eventbrite.com/e/habitat-chattanoogas-2020-virtual-raise-the-roof-luncheon-tickets-113795459282 or call 423 756-0507.

Source: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area