Publix Super Markets joined forces with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area to break ground on the company’s first sponsored Habitat for Humanity home on Friday.
“Publix Super Markets Charities is proud to support Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the Southeast with a $5.5 million donation," said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix. "Our associates look 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 4-bedroom home for Chattanooga native, LaToya Little and her three children. Ms. 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 Historic Glass Farms Neighborhood will be completed by the end of April --- weather permitting.
“Communities are stronger when families have access to decent, affordable homes,” said David Butler, President & CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga. “We are proud and tremendously grateful for the opportunity to partner with Publix Super Markets and Publix Charities. With their support, we will be able to transform the lives of another Chattanooga family through the gift of homeownership.”