More To The Story with Staley: Reach One Teach One

Dave looks at the school supply fundraiser for students

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – They came together as they do every year.

This year at Washington Hills Recreation Center. The annual “Reach One Teach One” school supply fundraiser. Supplying all types of school supplies to those in need in our underserved communities.

Everything from pencils and notebooks, to back packs and school uniforms.

Only this year, the organization partnered with several groups, to include a number of local churches. All coming together as one. Putting a full force of “boots on the ground.” Helping the kids.

JAMICHAEL JORDAN, MT. CANAAN CHURCH;
“Partnership is extremely important. Whenever people do great work, when they come together to do something, just imagine how much it shows to the community and the youth. They will see people working together. It’s a powerful moment today.”

Most of the kids serviced by Reach One Teach One fall between the ages of 5 and 16. The goal is to provide the means to a positive change.

But inflation, which is at a four decade high, is not helping the cause. To include the cost of education supplies.

That’s why the need right now is so serious.

“The need is so great. People have reached out and said please……whatever you can do. Because we want to make sure our children are successful.”

GUS HERNANDEZ SR., PASTOR / SILVERDALE BAPTIST;
“You can go to Avondale, or Orchard Knob. Or East Lake. There is lots of need. And we now have more kids in school too. So something like this is a blessing.”

The executive director of Reach One Teach One, Reggie Yearby, says the bottom line is clear: This fundraiser is held because parents should not have to decide between bills. And school supplies.
Dave Staley, News 12.

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