PopUP for Hope Event Series Hosts “Happier Halloween” At Lupi’s Pizza Pies

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The 'Pop Up for Hope' event series emerged from a desire to help those who are socially isolated and struggling with the secondary mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of these events is simple: "to spread hope and happiness and reduce isolation during a time when we need each other the most."

The events, hosted outdoors, are socially distanced with all volunteers wearing masks and gloves, "so we spread HOPE not germs." 

Event organizers have given out over 2,000 resource bags to date.

On Oct. 30, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Downtown and Hixson Lupi’s Pizza Pies locations, join the following partners:

Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital;
BCBS of TN;
Parkridge Valley; 
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network;
CIT Connect;
NAMI Chattanooga; 
Mental Health Cooperative; 
Hamilton County Coalition; and  
Suspire;
• and other local resources for social and emotional wellness to experience the "HAPPIEST PopUP for HOPE yet."

Healthcare workers and first responders will enjoy 20 percent off their meal, as a thank you for being "Frontline Heroes," while volunteers display handmade signs with messages of hope and togetherness, perform live music, hand out free goody bags filled with community resources, swag, reusable masks and hand sanitizer (for as long as these supplies are available). 

To join as a Supporter of Hope, complete the Supporter Form here.  

For more information, contact: Eve Nite at eve.nite@erlangerbh.com or 865-934-9033, or Rachel Gearinger at rgearinger@tspn.org.


AIM Center, Inc. Celebrates 2020 Thanksgiving With A Week Of Giving Thanks

Erlanger East Announces Addition To Surgery Program

Hamilton County Coalition Using Tennessee Community CARES Grant To Offer Free Overdose Prevention, COVID-19 Resources To The Public


Beginning today, the AIM Center will have special programming and events for their clubhouse members to celebrate Thanksgiving. Events are as follows: Tuesday • Moccasin Bend employees ... (click for more)

Erlanger East Hospital surgical services announced an addition – the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. "With such technologies, Erlanger is positioned to offer patients additional advanced surgery ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Coalition was recently awarded the Tennessee Community CARES grant to offer free overdose prevention, and COVID-19 resources to the public. These resources include virtual ... (click for more)



Living Well

AIM Center, Inc. Celebrates 2020 Thanksgiving With A Week Of Giving Thanks

Beginning today, the AIM Center will have special programming and events for their clubhouse members to celebrate Thanksgiving. Events are as follows: Tuesday • Moccasin Bend employees will be visited and gifted framed art pieces by AIM Center members showing them appreciation of their care and hard work. • 2:30 p.m. - Motivational speaker and entrepreneur Paul Cummings ... (click for more)

Erlanger East Announces Addition To Surgery Program

Erlanger East Hospital surgical services announced an addition – the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. "With such technologies, Erlanger is positioned to offer patients additional advanced surgery access points," officials said. "Erlanger Surgical Services at East expands robotic capabilities for minimally-invasive urologic, gynecologic, colorectal and general surgery in the East ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Tennessee Has 4,404 New COVID Cases, 53 More Deaths

The number of coronavirus cases in Tennessee is 352,376 on Thursday with 4,404 new cases. There have been 53 more deaths from the virus, for a total of 4,519, said state Health Department officials. The state currently has 2,178 people hospitalized from the virus, 5 less than on Wednesday. There have been 312,885 people who have recovered from the virus in Tennessee (89 ... (click for more)

Georgia Has 26 New Coronavirus Deaths, 2,946 New Cases

Georgia state health officials reported on Thursday there have been 26 additional deaths due to the coronavirus. The current total is 8,716. There were 2,946 new cases as that total reached 413,909 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Hospitalizations are at 34,587, up 174 from Wednesday. Here are the numbers by county: Catoosa County: 1,997 cases, up 25; 29 deaths; ... (click for more)

Opinion

County Employees Need A Bonus Too

A few weeks ago we learned that Sheriff Jim Hammond was asking for a second raise. Earlier this year Hamilton County employees were notified that "due to COVID-19" there would be no raises for employees of any kind this year. I guess Mr. Hammond didnt get that memo about no raises. Why is it that some employees will be getting a raise and others are not? That doesn't really ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why I Am Thankful

For the life of me, I can’t remember when it started but back in the ‘70s, I began devoting my sports column on Thanksgiving Day to off-the-wall stuff of which I was truly and genuinely thankful. Back then I would go to from “76 reasons”, then “77 Reasons”, and then “78 reasons” with every new year. We climbed through 80’s, and the 90’s and it became a tradition. By then it had ... (click for more)