Wednesday, December 17, 2008

City Wide Fast Day Proclamation and urgent financial need

We are proud to announce that the City of Chattanooga has proclaimed a "City Wide Fast Day."

This is a great step in bringing awareness to our cause. Remember, we still need your help! To date, we still over $200,000 to meet our goal of $550,ooo. Without your support, we will have to cut our essential services to our area's most vulnerable citizens. Please send in your donation today!

The proclamation text is below:


WHEREAS: The City of Chattanooga takes pleasure in paying tribute to those special organizations who have dedicated themselves to the betterment of our community; and

WHEREAS: The Chattanooga Community Kitchen serves the homeless and needy of our area by providing a feeding program, job training, shelters, clothing, housing, basic needs and much more; and

WHEREAS: The Community Kitchen relies on area individuals, churches, and businesses for support, and especially on Fast Day in particular, to provide the support for these programs; and

WHEREAS: The Community Kitchen serves over 120,000 meals each year and helps thousands with employment and housing needs; and

WHEREAS: The Community Kitchen is an important part of our community and serves our area’s most vulnerable citizens and once a year, requests the residents of Chattanooga to fast for a day and donate the cost of one day’s meals to those less fortunate

Now Therefore, I, Ron Littlefield, Mayor of the City of Chattanooga, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, December 16, 2008 as

City Wide Fast Day

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