Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga announced that its annual Raise the Roof fundraiser netted the non-profit more than $120,000, exceeding its goal for the event.
Habitat officials offered their thanks to those who helped make this year’s event a success. “We are very thankful for the valuable guidance provided by Derek and LaVon Bullard, who served as this year’s co-chairs, and for sharing their incredible story – they offered inspiration for many in attendance. We are also grateful for the amazing support from our presenting sponsor, Crown Automotive Group. We appreciate all of the efforts that led to this year’s success.”
Over the past 35 years, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga has built nearly 300 homes and repaired over 150 existing homes, providing more than 1,000 women, men, and children with stability and the joy and security of Habitat homeownership.
Proceeds from Raise the Roof will go directly into funding Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building more decent and affordable homes for deserving families in Hamilton County.
"With construction expenses raising daily, hard costs add up to $120,000 for each home; attendees at Raise the Roof literally raised a roof for one area family who will now enjoy the incredible, life-changing benefits of home ownership thanks to this remarkable generosity," said Jens Christensen, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga.