Habitat For Humanity's Raise The Roof Benefit Is April 11

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Joshua DuBois
Joshua DuBois

Tickets are available for Raise the Roof: A Benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area.

The benefit will be held Friday, April 11, at The Chattanoogan Hotel. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner and a keynote message from Joshua DuBois, President Obama’s long time spiritual adviser, former director of The White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships and author of bestseller, The President's Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama.

Tickets are $100 and tables (seating eight) are $600. To reserve your tickets or tables to Raise the Roof, call 423 756-0507 or visit www.habichatt.org.

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