From new homes to new glasses, Neediest Cases Fund helped dozens of Chattanoogans in 2019 Single parents, seniors, sick people and others struggling to bounce back from misfortune — these were some of the individuals helped by the Chattanooga Times Free Press Neediest Cases Fund throughout 2019.
From felon to employee of the month: Neediest Cases gives Chattanooga man a second chance Help comes in many forms, and it doesn't have to be financial. Carmen Hutson said one of the Chattanooga area community's greatest needs is more employers and ones who are willing to accept people with criminal records, especially felons.
Neediest Cases helps Hamilton County school bus driver over a bump in the road School bus driver Dave Albert found himself in a tight spot when Hamilton County Schools changed its bus service provider from Durham School Services to First Student Inc. this spring.
Neediest Cases helps Chattanooga man fulfill dream of finding full-time work Fifty-eight-year-old Edward Hughes III is no stranger to hard work, but he was struggling to keep his head above water.
'We didn't have a place to go': Neediest Cases helps struggling family find home again Tiara Johnson of Chattanooga has been homeless before, as a single mother, but worked her way back to stability.
Photos: United Way offers gift wrapping outside Hamilton Place Mall The United Way of Greater Chattanooga gift wrapping booth outside of H&M at Hamilton Place Mall was wrapping presents on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
When hardships stop paychecks, the Neediest Cases Fund fills gaps Helping people who are struggling to make ends meet is a bit like working a puzzle, and the Neediest Cases Fund is often the piece that brings everything together, said Pam Smith, the director of services for the deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing at the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults.
Single mother rebounds after daughter's surgery with Neediest Cases help Moieyon Smith is a single mom who will do anything for her daughter Autumn.
Marine veteran who lost job gets rent help through Neediest Cases Randell Ramsey, a Chattanooga veteran, has been out of the military since 1982, but he still feels like a Marine through and through. Wearing a U.S. Marines baseball cap, he said he does his best to follow the Marines' rules and live his life with order and organization.
United Way donors who ended up needing help themselves get assistance from Neediest Cases Fund Mary "Sandra" Sugden and her husband, Joe, have always donated to the Rhea County United Way each month. Little did they know that someday they would need help from the United Way, and the Neediest Cases Fund, themselves.
Neediest Cases Fund helps Chattanooga man find new home after fire Nichols lost his home to a grease fire in March and was living with family and friends for two months.
One year later, veteran who received help from Neediest Cases Fund wants to serve the community that once served him Bryant Ellis can wake up in the bedroom of his Hixson home, flip on the light switch and walk to the kitchen to make himself a pot of coffee. He can sit on the couch in his living room and watch television with his service dog, Whiskey, with insulated walls surrounding him and newly installed flooring beneath his feet.
Food City's annual 'Celebrity Bagging' event to benefit Times Free Press Neediest Cases fund The event takes place Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Food City locations including Chattanooga, Hixson, Athens and Cleveland, Tennessee, and Fort Oglethorpe in Georgia.