Giving back on Easter throughout Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Last year on Easter, many people across the Tennessee Valley were preparing for severe weather.

This year, the weather was beautiful and many people decided to use the opportunity to give back.

Today William Odom hosted his 8th annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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Kids from all around East Chattanooga came out to find that one special golden egg.

Odom says that he and his brother have the hunt every year in memory of their mother.

“I’ve just always had the gift of giving back since I was little and this is my 8th annual and I just wanted the kids to be happy. I just wanted to do something positive for Chattanooga. They always say that Chattanooga is negative. So, I just wanted to give them that positive aspect of Chattanooga”, adds Odom.

Odom plans on having other events throughout the year for kids in Chattanooga.

The giving didn’t stop in East Chattanooga.

The Union Gospel Mission served their yearly Easter dinners to the homeless today.

This was their first Easter event during COVID-19.

Today, they prepared over 300 meals to give away.

The union Gospel Mission has had to change the way they serve because of the pandemic.

But, they knew that today was very important especially after the fire displaced hundreds from Patten Towers.

Bryan Dumas says, “On Easter, Christmas, the Holidays, we want to make sure that everybody has a holiday dinner and know that they are loved and if there is anything that they need, all they have to do is ask. We are tasked to give up ourselves and to show God’s love for the world.”

The Union Gospel Mission is still taking donations,

Contact them for more information.

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