Homeless Coalition Give Toys to Children Displaced in Budgetel Evictions

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Evicted Budgetel residents currently residing at a motel in Lookout Valley recieved a surprise this morning.The Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition came out to the Super 8 on Birmingham Highway and gave away gifts to those who were displaced by the Budgetel evictions in November.

A dozen volunteers came out to help the residents collect gifts.The Coalition says this giveaway came together very quickly with help from private donors and businesses such as BeCaffinated.

The Director of Community Engagement for the Homeless Coalition, Mackenzie Kelly, said that, “Yeah there’s been a lot of excitement. The kids out here in the seven to nine degree weather, whatever it is, are just excited to get some toys. We’ve had a lot of thanks and graditude from the residents for sure.”

The Coalition will be delivering meals and more gifts to those in need across Chattanooga throughout the weekend.

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