Neediest Cases

For nearly 100 years the Neediest Cases Fund campaign raises money to help hundreds of people in the Chattanooga area, and support for the fund and its mission continued to grow in 2013.

  • Jan. 19th, 2014  |

There are several things Carla Myers doesn't want the public to know about her little daughter, and most parents would probably agree.

She's the "bag lady." He's the number-cruncher.

Miss Margaret — technically, Mary Margaret Watson — lives on $730 a month.

There's no place like home for the holidays -- but what if home isn't available?

The gist of what Michael McCormick has to say is this: Everybody needs help sometimes.

  • Dec. 15th, 2013  |

Hunger in the United States knows no bounds. Nearly 50 million Americans face food insecurity on a daily basis, according to Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief charity.

Fearing you'll be rejected by society because of a disability is more debilitating than actually having a disability, said Ashley Grimes.

When it rains, it pours -- and sometimes, the house is threatening to fall apart, as well.

A year ago, Monyette Ervin faced a questionable future. After supporting herself for more than 30 years, debilitating back pain left the former nursing home employee unable to work and in danger of losing her home.

Jaime Simonds' never-ending day begins at 5:45 a.m., give or take a few minutes for one of the 11 alarms she has set to jostle her awake.

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