Thrivent Financial Awards $60,000 To Habitat For Humanity For Home On 14th Street

Friday, March 7, 2014
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area has been awarded nearly $60,000 from Thrivent Financial to build a home on 14th Street in Chattanooga’s Southside. From the national partnership’s inception in 2005, Thrivent Financial and its members have now committed more than $200 million and more than 4 million volunteer hours.
 
The funding is part of an ongoing partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International, called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity.
Through the partnership, Thrivent members, Habitat affiliates and others partner with families across the U.S. and around the world to provide affordable housing and stronger, generous communities.
 
“Thrivent Financial, area Lutheran churches, and Belvoir Christian Academy are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area to build our seventh house together,” said Ron Morris, Thrivent Builds Specialist.   “Habitat for Humanity is an efficient organization with a social conscience, and the organization has had a very positive impact in our community because of the manner in which they ensure that potential home recipients will be positive influences in their neighborhoods.”
 
Thrivent Financial is committing $12 million nationally to the 2014 partnership. From the partnership’s inception in 2005 through 2014, Thrivent Financial and its members have now committed more than $200 million and more than 4 million volunteer hours across the globe.  Since the beginning of the partnership and including the homes for 2014, more than 2,000 Thrivent Builds Homes will have been built across the country.

Locally, this the seventh home build by the Southeast Tennessee/Northwest Georgia Chapter of Thrivent Financial and the second built by the chapter on 14th.
 
“We are extremely appreciative to Thrivent Financial for their continued support of Habitat for Humanity,” said David Butler, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area. “Because of this support, more working families will have a safe, affordable place to call home.”
 

Center For Sports Medicine And Orthopaedics Is First Tenant For New 20-Acre Ringgold Development

Armour Commercial Real Estate and the Catoosa County Development Authority announced the first tenant for a 20-acre site being jointly developed as part of a public/private partnership and located just off of Georgia Highway 2-A in Ringgold, Ga. The Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics will open a satellite location at the site located on Hwy 2-A across from Battlefield Imaging. ... (click for more)

Widows Harvest Hosts Ribbon Cutting For Home Harvest

Two years ago, Wells Fargo donated a historic and condemnable St. Elmo home at 5316 St Elmo Ave. to local nonprofit, Widows Harvest. For the past 24 months, Widows Harvest has worked with a team of contractors and interior designers to restore, remodel, and resuscitate this historic 2800-square foot home named Home Harvest. This gem is now ready to be placed on the market ... (click for more)

Storm Costs EPB $2.5 Million; Smart Grid Helped Ease The Pain

Tuesday night's fierce storm cost EPB an estimated $2.5 million, President David Wade said Friday. He said the city utility will have to bear all the cost - unlike when it got federal aid after spending $18 million following tornadoes that raked the Chattanooga area in 2012. Mr. Wade said EPB's Smart Grid helped ease the pain, bringing back online about 27,000 affected customers ... (click for more)

1 Killed, 1 Injured In Brainerd Shooting

One person was killed and a second person injured in a shooting in Brainerd on Thursday night. The call was to 3301 Pinewood Ave. at 7:05 p.m. It was reported that a silver vehicle was seen leaving the scene. One of the persons shot, 23-year-old Antonio Baldwin, died during surgery. The injury to William Daniel, 21, is not life-threatening. Police said both of the ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Scottsboro Boys

There is a good-sized train tunnel that runs under the northern tip of Lookout Mountain, right next to Cummings Highway. It was inside that tunnel on this very weekend 86 years ago, that the worst tragedy in the fabled history of the South was born. This was during the tight grip of the Depression and about two dozen hobos had jumped the train from the time it left Southern Railway's ... (click for more)