With so much tragedy and controversy these days, many of us are left with the feeling of “What can I do to help?” As someone who moved to Chattanooga from another state, I consider myself lucky to now be a part of this community. The way in which people here come together in the wake of tragedy always amazes me. This community understands that we are much stronger together.
Today, I am hoping we can come together and support one woman’s dream to create a safe haven for HIV+ women in the Chattanooga area. Lisa Tumlin’s journey has been a long one (you can read about that here), but the time has finally come. With the keys to The Springs House of Hope, Lisa is almost ready to open the door to the first group of women.
The Springs can house up to three women at a time. Here, they will have a place they can call home for 21 months while they work on getting a job, securing a place to live, pursue education and training, and working to reunite their families.
In order to make The Springs feel like a home, they need furnishings. Everything from tables, to beds, to couches, to chairs, to bedding...dishes, kitchen utensils, rugs, towels, etc. Anything you can think of that will turn the house into a home.
If you have items you can donate, please email Pete Curry (petecurry at ancur.biz) to make arrangements for delivery.
If you don’t have items to donate, The Springs is a 501c3 and is currently taking donations to help cover items that aren’t donated. To donate, click here.
Also, be sure to head over to their Facebook page to stay up to date on everything that is happening with The Springs.
LAUNCH PR and Communications Manager