Forgotten Child Fund Campaign Kicked Off

Monday, December 2, 2019

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond and Chief Deputy Austin Garrett were among those kicking off the 2019 Forgotten Child Fund Campaign on Monday at the fund headquarters on E. Main Street. 

 

The fund was started in 1962 by Motorcycle Officer Johnny Wright with assistance from Sgt.

Charlie Reno.  They sought help from Roy Morris and Tommy Eason from Channel 3 and George Moody with the News-Free Press.

 

Over 700 applications have been received as of Monday. The cutoff date is Dec. 12.

 

Applications for assistance are taken at the fund office at 1715 E. Main Street from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

The phone number is 697-0031. 

 

The Forgotten Child Fund gave toys to thousands of children last year.  Chief Garrett said most all police, fire and emergency services in this area are involved. The season ends with the annual Santa Train delivering toys to the 10 neediest cases on Christmas Eve.

 

Fire Cpt. Kelly Simmons has been president for nearly 15 years. Donations can be sent to the Forgotten Child Fund, P.O. Box 5932, Chattanooga, Tn. 37406. Donations are accepted at any Chattanooga fire hall.


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