The City of Chattanooga is calling on the community to donate household supplies this weekend and help veterans have a place to call home. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is partnering with the City of Chattanooga to help collect essential items prior to the UTC Mocs Military Appreciation Day Game.
Drop off is this Saturday outside Finley Stadium at 20th and Chestnut Streets from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
"Through the hard work of community partners and Mayor Andy Berke’s Task Force to End Veteran Homelessness, Chattanooga has housed more than 300 homeless veterans since 2014.
"In February, the City received federal recognition for being the first community in Tennessee to effectively end veteran homelessness. To maintain this achievement, Chattanooga will continue to help new homeless veterans find housing. Chattanoogans are asked to donate household items this weekend to help newly housed veterans.
"While a roof over their heads is a first step, many veterans need important household belongings like silverware, dishes, linens and pillows. The community is encouraged to help veterans settle into their new homes by donating new and gently used household items this Saturday during the UTC Mocs Military Appreciation Day Game," officials said.
Household Supplies Needed:
Pots and Pans
Curtains Cooking Utensils
For more information, visit chattanooga.gov/veterans.
For veterans, admission to the UTC Mocs Military Appreciation Day Game is free. Tickets for veterans will be available in front of the Finley Stadium Pavilion starting two hours before kick-off. Every veteran should have some proof of service - Military ID, VA Clinic card, TN drivers license with veteran identifier, VA choice card, DD 214 (copy) or even a picture in uniform.
General admission tickets are available here.