Furniture Bank Celebrates First Anniversary
The Chattanooga Furniture Bank, a partnership between The Salvation Army and United Way of Greater Chattanooga, celebrated its first anniversary on March 24. The Furniture Bank assists those who are transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing in our community. In the past year, the Furniture Bank provided 328 families with furniture and other household items.
United Way contracts with The Salvation Army to provide onsite management. The City of Chattanooga donated the warehouse location, at 700 East Eleventh Street, and provided a start-up grant from its Department of Neighborhood Services and Community Development. The Furniture Bank’s mission is to provide furniture to people in need as a bridge to self-sufficiency.
Lee Barton, Furniture Bank Operations Manager, said “Without the community making donations, this wouldn’t be possible.” Donated furniture is offered free of charge to families whose needs are verified by partner agencies that work with homeless and displaced families.
The Chattanooga Furniture Bank accepts all donations of furniture, appliances and other household goods, and your donations are tax-deductable. The Furniture Bank will work to try to arrange pickup. Here are some ways to help:
For more information about the Chattanooga Furniture Bank call (423) 757-9527, visit the website at www.ChattanoogaFurnitureBank.org, or like them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ChattanoogaFurnitureBank. If you would like to make a monetary donation, make checks out to United Way of Greater Chattanooga and note on the check that the gift is for the Chattanooga Furniture Bank. Checks can be mailed to United Way of Greater Chattanooga at 630 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37402. You can also call the Furniture Bank at (423) 757-9527 to schedule a furniture pick-up or to volunteer.