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Front Page - Friday, January 13, 2017

Publix, Habitat break ground on house, partnership




From left to right, David Butler, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area; Jim Groover, Publix store manager; Habitat’s newest partner family members, Lataivus Moore, Latoya Little, and Jade Harris; Roger Hinckley, Publix district manager; Mike Uden, Publix customer service manager; and Mike Moorhead, Publix store manager. - Submitted

Publix Super Markets joined forces with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area on Friday, Jan. 6, to break ground on the company’s first sponsored Habitat for Humanity home.

“Publix Super Markets Charities is proud to support Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the Southeast with a $5.5 million donation,” says Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix. “Our associates are looking forward to helping build one of the homes in the Chattanooga area.”

Over the next 15 weeks, more than 150 Publix associates will work alongside Habitat partner families each weekend to build a four-bedroom home for Chattanooga native LaToya Little and her three children.

Little is the first in her immediate family to achieve the American dream of becoming a homeowner. The construction of the home, located in the Glass Farms neighborhood, will be completed by the end of April – weather permitting.

“Communities are stronger when families have access to decent, affordable homes,” says David Butler, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga. “We’re tremendously grateful for the opportunity to partner with Publix Super Markets and Publix Charities. With their support, we’ll be able to transform the lives of another Chattanooga family through the gift of home ownership.”

Source: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area