Serta donates mattresses to Partnership
What: Partnership for Families, Children and Adults recently received a donation of 16 mattresses from Serta.
Benefits: Residents of the New Visions program, which provides safe, permanent housing to women who are chronically homeless, victims of domestic violence or disabled. New Visions emphasizes employment and education opportunities, provides life skills and addresses self-care issues. All participants in the program follow plans to attain stability and independence.
Volunteers plant trees downtown
What: CSX employees, Chattanooga City Forester Gene Hyde, community members and representatives from Renew development group partnered for a day of service in downtown Chattanooga on Nov. 15.
Benefits: Volunteers planted more than 50 trees to increase the city's tree canopy as part of CSX's Trees for Tracks Initiative. In a partnership with the Alliance for Community Trees, CSX recently achieved its goal to plant 21,000 trees, one for every mile of track in its 23-state service network.
College service day donates 1,195 hours at 19 sites
What: Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tenn., held its fourth annual community service day recently with 239 students, faculty and staff members volunteering their time and assistance at 19 sites in Athens, Etowah and Cleveland. From cleaning animal housing at McMinn County Regional Humane Society to socializing with assisted living residents at Morning Pointe, the day of service continued the college's tradition of making servant leadership part of its educational experience.
Benefits: Volunteers gave 1,195 hours of service, making an estimated economic impact of $26,947. TWC students, faculty, and staff served nonprofits in Athens, Etowah, and Cleveland.