Volunteers are a big part of what makes Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area successful. On Saturday, the volunteers were actually co-workers of the soon to be Habitat homeowner and City of Chattanooga employee, Sidney McDonald.
Mayor Andy Berke and a dozen of City of Chattanooga employees devoted their Saturday to place the final touches of a home built for one of their very own.
Mr. McDonald has been employed with the City of Chattanooga for the past three years. He is best known as City Hall’s official greeter.
"Sidney is a colleague, a friend, and an outstanding public servant who helps so many Chattanoogans in so many ways throughout the year,” said Mayor Andy Berke. “He does a wonderful job of taking care of City Hall -- the people's house -- and my staff and I are honored to partner with Habitat for Humanity to make sure he's got a great new home of his own."
The construction of Mr. McDonald’s two-bedroom wheelchair accessible South Chattanooga home will be completed by the first week of March. Upon the home’s completion, he will become Habitat’s 277th homeowner. The home was funded by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA), Rivermont Presbyterian Church and the City of Chattanooga’s Department of Economic & Community Development.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area is currently accepting applications from families and individuals interested in becoming a Habitat homeowner. To obtain a pre-qualifying questionnaire, visit www.habichatt.org or call (423) 756-0507 for more information.