Real Estate Partners Chattanooga is passionate about honoring our veterans and fallen heroes. That's why Wreaths Across Chattanooga continues to be one of our official organizations that our agents support financially and through their time. We'd also like to say thank you to the other real estate community partners that joined us in fundraising this year: Greater Chattanooga REALTORS, The Group Chattanooga, Massage Heights Gunbarrel, and our mortgage partner, Janet Hillis. In 2021, we are able to contribute over $21,000 to the cause.
We are thrilled that the organization has been recognized as the most successful fundraising group in the nation. Congratulations to all of the sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants!
Chattanooga, TN (June 6, 2022) ---Wreaths across Chattanooga has been recognized by Wreaths across America as the NUMBER ONE wreath fundraising group in the nation! Wreaths across Chattanooga placed slightly over 29,000 wreaths on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Nationally, there were just under 10,000 participating groups seeking donations to place wreaths on graves of veterans. These groups placed wreaths in over 3,100 locations, which included all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Almost 2,500,000 wreaths were placed.
Wreaths across Chattanooga Chairman and Retired U. S. Navy Captain Mickey McCamish noted that this national recognition by Wreaths across America further demonstrates why Chattanooga is the most patriotic city in America. “To achieve this level of financial support, so much is credited to families and businesses in the community along with organization volunteers, board and media partners,” said McCamish.
“However, we still have work to do, since the mission of Wreaths across Chattanooga remains to place a wreath on each of the almost 50,000 graves at Chattanooga National Cemetery. We shall remember all Chattanooga Veterans who served our country; honor the lives of those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice; and, teach the value of freedom and learn about those who preserved our freedom.
This is an opportunity to connect “The Greatest Generations” with the “Generation of Hope” and an opportunity to honor our Chattanooga Heroes.”
The planning for 2022 is underway. Presently, Wreaths may be purchased for $10.00 each by mailing a check to Wreaths across Chattanooga, P. O. Box 4154, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405. To learn more, visit: www.ChattanoogaWAA.com
Photo Credit: Mark Herndon