Good Deed: CHATT Foundation receives $6,000 donation to help Chattanoogans in need

Contributed photo / At the check presentation, from left, are Lori Hyde of Transport Enterprise Leasing (TEL); Baron King, CHATT Foundation CEO; Vanessa Blevins, CHATT Foundation chief financial officer; and Brian Broome of TEL.

Transport Enterprise Leasing (TEL) recently donated $6,000 to the CHATT Foundation to support services for homeless, hungry and vulnerable people in the Chattanooga community, according to a news release.

The foundation, an outgrowth of the Chattanooga Community Kitchen which began 40 years ago, today provides food, clothing, shelter, counseling, job training, employment and other assistance to residents. Its goal is to meet the residents' basic needs while offering a clear path to self-sufficiency.

"The CHATT Foundation is profoundly effective in serving the needs of the less fortunate in our community," Lori Hyde, director of human resources for TEL, said in the release.

CHATT Foundation CEO Baron King said he is grateful for the support, which will help the foundation better serve this community's unsheltered people who experience homelessness.

Transport Enterprise Leasing is a national provider of commercial truck and trailer leasing, sales and remarketing, according to the news release. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Chattanooga.

Carla Harrington