Local nonprofit launches Giving Tuesday campaign

Councilwoman Raquetta Dotley says Hughes Project will positively influence South Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — After days of nationwide shopping, Giving Tuesday has returned, prompting neighbors to donate back to their communities.

This year, the Net Resource Foundation is asking for donations to help finish the Hughes Project, which was launched in 2020.

The project would transform part of Hughes Avenue into a park complete with an outdoor performance venue, a community garden, and more.

Chattanooga City Councilwoman and Net Resource Foundation Exec. Director Raquetta Dotley says the nonprofit needs about $12,000 to wrap up construction.

“We’re a growing community and we want to have those assets that every other community has,” Dotley said. “We don’t want people to look at South Chattanooga as a negative place or a place that you’d rather not be or rather not stay. This is a great place to live, work and play.”

Dotley hopes to see the project completed by April.

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