Volunteers Set To Collect $23,000 In Change For Ronald McDonald House

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hundreds of volunteers will be collecting spare change on Friday, June 1, from 7-10:30 a.m. at 35 McDonald’s restaurants for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga, a charity focused on creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Day of Change is an opportunity to show the importance of giving back, even in the smallest gesture. 

Other than donating spare change, people may purchase a Chattanooga Times Free Press newspaper at contributing McDonald’s locations. Each newspaper comes with an exclusive McDonald’s coupon and a portion of each newspaper sold will be given to RMHC. 

Regions Bank branches will be raising money for RMHC the entire week prior to the event. Change buckets will be located next to the teller windows.   Also, all 11 locations of Alliance Physical Therapy will be collecting change prior to the event. 

It costs RMHC of Greater Chattanooga $66 to host one family for one night. With 28 families to take care of, even the smallest donation helps. Last year alone, RMHC Day of Change raised over $20,000 locally. This helped the 28-bedroom facility run for about two weeks. 

Here are the local celebrities that will be participating: 

Chattanooga Hwy 153: Paiton Patterson – Miss Tennessee Valley USA 2016 and Caliyah Conner – Miss Jr. Teen Tennessee Valley USA 2018

Chattanooga Hwy 58: Ginny Britto – Miss Chattanooga USA                                    

Hixson – Hixson Pike: Travis Filar – UTC Volleyball Coach, County Commmissioner Dr. Greg Martin, Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, Marcia Kling – former WCTV anchor

Red Bank – Dayton Blvd.: Coach Chuck Merzbacher – UTC tennis

For more information, visit www.rmhchattanooga.com or contact Bethany Ramsey at 778-4147.

 


CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Hamilton County

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at Radiant Beauty Salon, 603 MLK Blvd. in Chattanooga, on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; at New United Missionary Baptist Church, 2629 Tunnel Blvd. in Chattanooga, on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 4-7 p.m.; at CHI Memorial Community Health, 3905 Hixson Pike in Hixson, on Friday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m.-noon; and ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Residents Show Off Their Team Pride For Football Season

Football season is in full swing, and no one is more passionate about the sport than the residents of Morning Pointe of Hixson. Although they might disagree over which team is number one, everyone at the senior living community celebrates their love of football together.   “Here at Morning Pointe of Hixson, football season is a big deal! All week long, residents and associates ... (click for more)

City Placing New Penalties On Use Of Cell Phones In School Zone And By Drivers Under 18

The city is setting new penalties for use of cell phones in school zones.  Drivers 18 and older may not use hand-held devices while in the zones, but they can be on their hands-free units. Another section of an ordinance change would not allow those 18 and under to be talking on a cell phone while driving. That includes even if the device is hands-free. The ordinance ... (click for more)

Rhea Puppy Mill Dogs Slowly Recovering From Years Of Abuse, Neglect

Five days after Watson and 108 other dogs were rescued from a dark, filthy puppy mill in Rhea County, the frightened 12-pound Yorkie mix doesn’t look like the same animal. Watson got lucky; he was one of the 28 puppy mill survivors that wound up at Chattanooga’s Humane Educational Society. There, volunteer groomers from Pet Smart shaved away the heavy, massive tangle of ... (click for more)

Walker County Needs A Board Of Commissioners

On Nov. 6, voters in Walker County, Ga. will vote on a referendum to determine if the county will move to a five person board of commissioners or stay with a sole commissioner form of government. The referendum is the result of several years of debate and discussion within the county. In 2012,  Dr. Paul Shaw, in his attempt to unseat then-Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Coach Who Said ‘No’

I couldn’t tell you the first time I met John Gagliardi … 30 years ago? 40? … and I never saw him nearly enough. He was a Division III football coach at some monastery of a place in Minnesota and that’s a long way from the Southeastern Conference. Our orbits rarely overlapped but somewhere down the line we were at the same table for dinner. Once that happened, it seemed like the ... (click for more)