Donation To United Way Of Greater

Food City officials presented a check totaling $10,000 to the United Way of Greater Chattanooga on Friday.  The check presentation took place at the Red Bank Food City, following the store’s grand reopening remodel celebration.

“Food City is proud to be a long standing United Way corporate partner,” said Mickey Blazer, executive vice president of Store Operations for Food City’s Knoxville and Chattanooga divisions.  “United Way is making great strides in improving education, health, financial stability, and support – and contributions remain local and benefit our friends and neighbors throughout our community.
Food City also partnered with United Way of Greater Chattanooga to host their first annual Celebrity Bagging event in the Chattanooga market area.  The event raised over $16,000 to benefit the Woodmore families impacted by the tragic bus accident.

The forum will be moderated by retired educator Edna Varner, who currently works for the Public Education Foundation and is very involved in community service.

For those seeking to hold City Council seats, a second forum will be held Monday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church, 1734 East Third St.

The forum will be moderated by Tom Griscom, former managing editor of the Chattanooga Times Free Press and who currently provides strategic communication consultations with a focus on education, utilities and health care.

Candidates from both races have been extended invitations to participate. As an organization interested in Chattanooga’s future and actively engaged in the city’s political and economic process, NCBW strongly encourages the community to attend both forums.

NCBW is a non-partisan, advocacy organization and does not endorse candidates or contribute to political campaigns. The organization’s role is to provide a means to educate and inform the public, allowing voters to make better, more informed decisions.

The mission of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is to advocate on behalf of Black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.  Michele McNeill-Emery is national president and Beverly P. Johnson is president of the local NCBW chapter.