Bob Corker, whose life of public service is legend, will go back to his beginnings in Chattanooga Friday night when the Senator will be awarded “The Heart for Haiti Humanitarian Award” at a banquet that will be held at Stratton Hall.
Long before Bob Corker began his political career, he was part of a team from Chattanooga who went to Haiti on a Christian team for a construction project.
Seeing the desperation in the eyes of the people, his heart was moved to start “giving something back” and saw politics as the best way to do it.
He served as Mayor of Chattanooga before he became one of the leaders in the United States Senate but he never forget his personal experience in Haiti and through the years has been an ardent supporter of the Children’s Nutrition Program which was started 20 years ago by Chattanooga physician Mitch Mutter.
Friday’s banquet will celebrate 20 years as an outreach to the Haitian people and Corker has taken their plight of Haiti to Washington repeatedly, his influence sparking millions in aid after the island was devastated by a deadly hurricane several years ago.
Dr. Mutter, now a Medical Director for the state of Tennessee, said, “I have been deeply moved by what the Senator has made happen in Haiti and the ‘Heart for Haiti’ will honor Bob as he steps away from a public life. Nobody in Tennessee or in the United States has any idea what Bob has done for those he adopted years ago.”
Dr. Mutter has taken groups of Chattanoogans to Haiti for years and Friday’s banquet will bring many of them together at Stratton Hall, which is located a 3146 Broad St.
Those who would like to attend the banquet can register online atwww.cphaiti.org
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