According to information gathered by local service providers, over 4,000 individuals experience homelessness each year in Chattanooga, with over 1,000 children who are enrolled in public schools experiencing homelessness.
Chattanooga has the power to make a difference in our communities, and many want to help, but might not know how to get started, like reader Keeli. C:
“Can you do a segment on all of the Chattanooga based organizations that serve our homeless population…and their specific goal/missions. There are many people that want to help and not sure which organization does the best and consistent works.”
The Chattanooga Community Kitchen is currently in need of gently loved men’s + women’s t-shirts. | Photo by Chattanooga Community Kitchen
Here are some local organizations dedicated to helping those experiencing homelessness in Chattanooga.
Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival | Now-Sun., June 19 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Several locations across Upstate SC | Free | Travel through time and interact with famous Americans (think: Eisenhower, Houdini, Kennedy, and more) during this free festival.*
In response to the recentrise in temperatures, Chattanooga’s Salvation Army launched “Beat the Heat” to provide heat relief to those in need. The Salvation Army is now asking for donations to help efforts in providing individuals + families with box fans and utility bill assistance. 🌡️
Did you know that CARTA’s free electric shuttle system has operated downtown for 30 years. Tomorrow, Thurs., June 16, CARTA will celebrate the anniversary of the dedication of the first-ever electric shuttle — which took place on June 16, 1992 — at CARTA Shuttle Park South near the Choo Choo. 🚐 (Chattanoogan.com)
A portion of Chestnut Street near Finley Stadium will be closed today from 3:30-11 p.m. due to a Chattanooga FC home game. If you plan on heading to the nearby Main Street Farmers Market from 4-6 p.m., expect to walk a little farther due to the closure. 🚧
The Chattanooga Public Library received the John Cotton Dana Award from the American Library Association + EBSCO Information Services for its successful public relations efforts. The award recognized the library’s online awareness campaign, “Here We Grow,” which launched last year. 🏆
Applications for Stove Works’ Residency and Guest Curator open calls close tonight at midnight. Through the residency program, residents will work onsite for up to three months, with opportunities to share their work with the community. Guest curators are supported by Stove Works to carry out a proposed exhibition. 🖼️
EPB will celebrate the completion of 11 new community murals on EPB’s substation wall located on 10th Street this Thurs., June 16 at 11 a.m. This year’s mural theme is “Voices of MLK,” highlighting the history + significance of downtown Chattanooga’s Martin Luther King Boulevard area.
Bees on a Bicycle is turning five. The urban garden center will celebrate with a birthday party and festival on Sat., June 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The party will feature a plant + pottery sale, mimosas, and guests like Be Caffeinated and Redbank Refill.
The Laser Light Fest will take place this weekend, Fri., June 17-Sun., June 19, at 9 p.m. each night at the Tennessee Riverpark. With a seated zone and drive-in tailgate area, this show also features a live DJ playing popular songs alongside a laser light show. 🎶
Last week, we asked you to submit your best dad joke for a chance to be featured on a t-shirt or mug sold in Six & Main, our online store. Congrats to readers Jeff M., Natalie J., Anne M., and Elizabeth C. for submitting winning dad jokes that will be featured on merch (just in time for Father’s Day). All winners have been contacted, and thanks to everyone who submitted. Shop the dad joke collection.
Are you a recent civil engineering grad? The Tennessee Department of Transportation is hiringfive Graduate Transportation Engineers, as part of its new professional development program. The deadline to apply is Thurs., June 16 at 1 a.m.
TVFCU is hosting a career fair for entry + high-level positions (think: personal tellers, branch manager, senior programmer, analyst, marketing specialist and more) on Wed., June 29 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn more about job openings and benefits, including great pay and 100% employer-paid medical and dental insurance.*
If getting organic poultry, grass-fed beef, heritage pork, wild game + more delivered straight from the farm to your dinner plate sounds like your foodie dream, D’Artagnan Foods can make it happen. Their small farms deliver overnight forguaranteed freshness. 🍽️ *
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Editor’s pick:There are a lot of things I’m not, but if there’s one thing I am — it’s a garlic girl. I am so excited to pick up one of Bird Fork Farm’s garlic braids at today’s Main Street Farmer’s Market.
You can hang these braids in a cool spot out of direct sunlight to properly cure + they can last up to 10 months. The market is from 4-6 p.m. today, but you might want to stop by early to snag one before they run out.
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