United Way celebrates centennial with Impact Days

More than 1,600 volunteers are assisting their community on 100 different projects

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — Friday kicked off the first day of the weekend’s Impact Days for the United Way of Greater Chattanooga.

More than 1,600 volunteers are stepping up to help assist the local community.

Several were at Signal Centers today to help renovate a playground for the next generation of Chattanoogans.

“We had a little storage place that was just falling apart and as I understand it, they have totally renovated that thing,” said Signal Centers CEO Donna McConnico. “They put a nice, shiny red roof on top and have rebuilt it. It’s going to be a great space. it’s going to be attractive but it’s also going to serve a really big function for our playgrounds.”

United Way’s Terran Anderson says there are currently 100 projects underway to celebrate the organization’s 100th birthday.

She invited everyone in the community out to celebrate their centennial Saturday evening at the organization’s downtown block party.

It will be held at 630 Market Street from 5 to 8 p.m.

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