The Union Gospel Mission announced plans for their 3rd Annual Labor Day Fund Raiser serving free BBQ plates to the general public; donations will be accepted/encouraged.
UGM Director Rev. Jon Rector said, “After two years of incredibly successful fundraisers at our current location, 1058 Graysville Road, this year we are adding a location in Hixson at Friendship Baptist Church. This year’s goal is to raise $7,500. Both locations will be giving away free Traditional BBQ (pork or chicken) dinners including slaw, baked beans, bread, drink, and dessert; and accepting/encouraging donations. As our only public fundraiser of the year this allows us to continue serving the homeless and needy of the Chattanooga area as well as introducing our ministry to new friends and financial partners.”
"Serving Chattanooga since 1950 UGM has provided over 2 million meals, 1 million safe nights’ sleep, countless tons of clothing and other items. Currently, UGM’s residential programs provide free and low cost options for men struggling with life-controlling issues, such as homelessness, addiction, alcoholism, etc.," officials said.
This event will take place on Labor Day, Sept. 4, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the following locations: New Haven Baptist Church,1058 Graysville Road, just off of East Brainerd Road across from the CVS, behind the Mapco; and Friendship Baptist Church, 1005 Gadd Road in Hixson, at the corner of Gadd Road and Highway 153.
"Through the donations of those supporting our Labor Day BBQ fundraiser, the continued success of 'Meeting Needs, Making Change, and Magnifying Christ' will have exponential results which make any donation the best investment one could ever make,” officials said.