The entire Habitat for Humanity of the Great Chattanooga Area team would like to thank everyone who has supported us with our “Restore the ReStore” Campaign. We had a very successful Grand Opening yesterday (7/28/11). The celebration started with the Ribbon Cutting at 10am. We then had our Grand Opening party at 5:30pm.
We had a great turn out. It was inspiring to see that so many people care about their community, and show that through their support of HFHGCA. Pete Palmer, HFHGCA’s Executive Director, started the event with the welcome and thank you. Then Linda Mines, HFHGCA’s Board President, gave the prayer and remarks.
We were then honored by the Capital Campaign Board Chair, Barrett Taylor, who recognized all the donors and explained the elements of being a LEED certified ReStore. Drew Myer, Senior Director ReStore at Habitat for Humanity International, gave his support from Habitat for Humanity International.
To wrap it all up Tina Shaw Cox, Director of ReStore Operations, acknowledged and thanked everyone who helped the ReStore renovation. We would like to say a special thank you to Scott & Lisa Maclellan, the “Restore the ReStore” campaign committee, The Strauss Company, Thomas Palmer, Electric Power Board, Tennessee Valley Authority, Electric Power Research Institute, and Green Spaces.
We would also like to say thank you to the band, Fletcher Bright and the Dismembered Tennesseans. Everyone enjoyed the entertainment and food. The ReStore team is happy to be working in the new building and we hope you come out and see it. To find more updates about the ReStore check out their website.
If you would like to donate to the ReStore or have any questions please contact Tina Shaw Cox. Once again we appreciate all the support and are looking forward to the future. To find out more information about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area and find out what else we are doing check out our website. To see more photos like us on Facebook.