Buffalo Valley, Inc., Chattanooga Mayor Berke’s office and the DAR are working together to house four Chattanooga’s homeless veterans with families. Judge David Campbell Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolutions is providing kitchen, bath and cleaning supplies for the four homes, including flags of the U.S.A. The first item to be used was a mounted, outdoor American Flag donated by Judge David Campbell Chapter member Susan Gruber.
All four houses are due for completion this year.
A dedication ceremony will be held on Friday when the keys to the first house will be turned over to the new occupants which will a blind Army veteran who has been homeless for the past two years (living on the street). This veteran’s family includes his nine-year-old daughter and his older daughter who is in her early 20's and acts as his caretaker.
The dedication ceremony will start at 11 a.m. An open house from 1:30-2 will take place for viewing of one of the four homes. The homes are at 4000 Veterans Way, formerly 4005 McDowell St.
Parking on the street is limited; however, there is a nearby Walmart and carpooling form the Walmart is suggested.