Habitat for Humanity encourages involvement in the Greater Chattanooga Area

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Each week we feature a local non-profit organization to show you what they’re doing for the community, and how you can help. Today, we’re talking to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area.

Cheryl Marsh and Glenn Golden sat down to talk about the organization with News 12’s Emily Cassulo.

Just last week they opened their second store on Apison To ooltewah. They say they still have their current store on Main Street 1201 E. Main St.

“We are proud to have two stores in the Chattanooga area now. This is basically a consignment shop the benefits Habitat for Humanity.”

It’s a retail outlet that accepts new and gently used furniture, appliances, home building products, things like that. All of the revenue generated helps to find habitat builds.

Habitat for Humanity is constantly working on homes every weekend, with just completing their 256th home.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Are has been operating for 31 years and is always looking for volunteers to come work alongside families and staff.

You can volunteer as an individual or as a group. Bring your coworkers out.

“On first Saturday of every month we have something that we are calling habitat heroes where individuals are encouraged to come out and build. We are open to groups, churches, and businesses, whoever is willing to help others.”

Anyone interested in going to through that process of possibly getting a habitat home can start with filling out an application. Filling out a pre-qualifying questionnaire gets that application process started.

Anyone can drop by our office at 1201 E. Main St. or online to download the qualifying questionnaire.

Habitat for Humanity is hopeful to expand into the Hixson area within a couple years.

“We are really excited about the growth opportunities that Habitat for Humanity has right now.”

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