AkzoNobel Presents $10,000 To Habitat For Humanity

Monday, December 17, 2012
Donna C. Williams, executive director of Habitat of Humanity of Greater Chattanooga and AkzoNobel employees, Manoela Costa and Mike Smith.
Donna C. Williams, executive director of Habitat of Humanity of Greater Chattanooga and AkzoNobel employees, Manoela Costa and Mike Smith.
AkzoNobel, the largest global paints and coating company and major producer of specialty chemicals, demonstrated their commitment to expanding affordable housing opportunities in Chattanooga when officials presented a $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga.
 
The donation, made through AkzoNobel’s Community Program, was used to assist in construction costs and appliance purchases for Habitat’s 239h home. In addition to the corporate sponsorship, a team of 21 AkzoNobel employees also volunteered 100 hours to build the home located in the East Lake community.
 
“The generosity of corporate partners like AkzoNobel helps us to provide affordable housing opportunities for hardworking and deserving families throughout Chattanooga,” said Donna Williams, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga.  “We are tremendously grateful for the company’s ongoing support and commitment to enhance the quality of life in our community.”

Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga has built 240 affordable homes in Hamilton County. For more information about the ministry of Habitat for Humanity, visit www.habichatt.org.

Boynton Terrace, Tower 2, Residents Must Move Out For Remodeling, Including Woman, 100

Chattanooga Housing Authority officials said Tuesday that all residents of Boynton Terrace, Tower 2, must move out prior to the start of a major upgrade of the public housing facility on Cameron Hill in early January. Naveed Minhas, development director, said on earlier high-rise projects the work was done several floors at a time. But he said it appears CHA can save as much ... (click for more)

NAHB Chief Economist To Address Home Builders And Realtors In Chattanooga On Aug. 18

The Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga and the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors are co-hosting their annual joint luncheon with this year's guest speaker Dr. David Crowe on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Dr. Crowe will provide a national perspective of the trends impacting the housing market. Dr. Crowe is chief economist and senior vice president at the National ... (click for more)

County Taking First Step Toward Replacing County Jail Downtown With Workhouse Addition At Silverdale

County officials are taking the first step toward replacing the long-criticized county jail downtown with an addition at the workhouse at Silverdale. The County Commission is set to approve next Wednesday a $150,000 contract for the PFM government financial consulting firm to begin working out the details. County Mayor Jim Coppinger said he believes the move will save the ... (click for more)

Birchwood Residents Organize To Try To Keep Old School

Birchwood residents have organized to try to keep the old Birchwood School that serves as a community center. Jason Wright, who said he is an alumnus of the school and recently moved his family back home, said the community is concerned over the possibility of the county tearing the school down. He said he was advised that the boiler in the old school has stopped working and ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Strong

The hearts, minds and prayers of Tennesseans, and of the entire nation, have been turned toward Chattanooga this month.  We are sickened and saddened by the senseless tragedy, and we grieve for the families of the five service members who were killed, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan, Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire “Skip” K. Wells, Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dr. Palmer, You’re Toast

America is absolutely furious! By 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon there were 36,000 people who had petitioned the White House to extradite Walter Palmer, who is today the most despised man in all of North America. On the Yelp.com website, that promotes his dentistry business in Eden Prairie, Minn, over 6,000 had posted violent, vulgar and vicious notes and, for the record, 60 of them ... (click for more)