After reading and seeing stories about the homeless in Chattanooga, I am sending the Community Kitchen $500 and emptying out closets to provide warmth to those who don't have any. I challenge residents of Chattanooga and Hamilton County to do the same.
If you can't match me, contact friends and relatives to chip in to pool your resources. Employers could match employees' donations, and corporations could do likewise.. As for the city's donation, it's chump change.
It's fine that rich folks can walk or jog or exercise their dogs on all of these greenways that cost millions of dollars, not to mention the cost of the boondoggle at the riverfront, while hundreds of men, women and children live under bridges, in cars and in abandoned buildings.
I challenge the city and county to unite for a solution and funding for those who need it the most. I figure that the majority doesn't want a hand out but a hand up in housing, education and job opportunities. How about that for a New Year's Resolution? Let's get our priorities straight.