Chattanooga is a unique city filled with talented, caring, passionate people. The Mark Hite Team has the privilege to do business with many members of our community from all walks of life. 2020 has been a year that has had many ups and downs. For many, it has left a mark that will have long-lasting consequences. At the beginning of the year, there was no way to know that our way of life would be dramatically altered. When the end of March was met with shutdowns and calls of alarm regarding COVID19, we weren’t sure what that would mean for Chattanooga and for real estate. However, we found a way to continue to assist our clients in their real estate needs. We hosted virtual open houses, virtual showings, wore masks, brought a lot of hand sanitizer everywhere we went and conducted a lot of no contact closings.
When it was clear that real estate was still essential for many residents, we found a way to conduct it safely and bring the same level of service and expertise our clients trusted us to have. Due to this, The Mark Hite Team had the best year ever in terms of business. With blessings, comes a responsibility to redistribute to those who are not so fortunate. In 2020 we reinvested over $150,000 in our community, an increase of 50% over last year. This money was distributed to area nonprofits who are doing incredible things in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. Now more than ever, Chattanooga needs its citizens to do what they can to support local. Whether that means purchasing Holiday gifts from area businesses, donating to local nonprofits, volunteering for nonprofits, or just sharing a local business or nonprofit’s mission with friends- every effort counts!
For 2020 we ask you to join us in supporting local and keep this amazing community afloat through whatever burdens lay ahead.
Volunteer opportunities for December:
Local Nonprofits we have supported in Chattanooga (and surrounding area) so far:
- Hunter Museum of American Art: The Hunter Museum of American Art collects, preserves, and presents American art and connects the community through inspiring educational and visitor-focused experiences for all.The Hunter Museum is a national model exemplifying how art museums can transform the communities they serve. With its iconic campus, exceptional collection of American art, and engagement in and with the community, the Hunter is an essential space where all people are welcomed to experience creativity, connect and share ideas.
- Humane Educational Society: Our vision is a community in which each pet has a home where they are respected and cherished.
- Chambliss Center for Children: The purpose of the Chambliss Center for Children is to preserve family unity and to help prevent the dependency, neglect, abuse, and delinquency of children by responding to the community’s childcare needs.
- American Heart Association: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish the quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our size and scope let us have a real impact. We have invested more than $4.5 billion in research, more than any U.S. nonprofit organization.
- Volunteers in Medicine: The mission of the VIM Chattanooga Clinic is to understand and serve the health and wellness needs of the medically underserved in our community by providing quality, compassionate and personalized care in a faith-based caring environment.
- Ronald Mcdonald House: The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Chattanooga is to provide families with the care and resources they need when their child is sick and to offer programs and services that directly improve the health and well-being of children.
- CCA: With the arts as a vehicle to reinforce learning and foster creativity, the Center for Creative Arts, in partnership with parents and community, will develop the academics and artistic abilities of our students.Center for Creative Arts offers students, grades 6-12, an opportunity to explore their gifts and talents. Arts programs in Communications, Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts, plus a well rounded Academics Program, direct students in a progressive pathway to a bright future.
- MaryEllen Locher Scholarship Foundation: The MaryEllen Locher Scholarship Foundation is a college scholarship program for children who have either lost a parent to breast cancer, have a parent who is a breast cancer survivor or have a parent who is currently in treatment. The organization was founded in 2002 by MaryEllen Locher, a long-time news anchor and health reporter for WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- The Launch Pad: The Launch Pad is a temporary home for women recovering from substance abuse. We provide a positive, friendly environment that is geared toward allowing a woman to once again return to society and be happy, healthy, and productive.
- MaryEllen Locher Breast Center: The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center consistently meets or exceeds all quality standards of care, meaning you can rest assured the most advanced treatment options are available to you. And, unlike other breast imaging facilities, the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center is an all – inclusive center which allows women to go from a screening mammogram to a complete diagnostic work up in one appointment. While most women will never need the full range of services we offer, the few who do will have peace of mind in knowing they are in good hands. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals provide the best possible care while minimizing the time from finding a breast concern to diagnosis and treatment.
- Camp Lookout: To provide places, occasions, and programs of camp and retreat ministry for the children, youth, and adults of the Holston Conference and surrounding areas to encourage and nurture the knowledge, experience, and expression of the love of Christ.
- Daisy’s Tale: To provide loving medical care for pets in need and continuing education for those who serve them.
- Kidney Foundation: To provide help and information to those affected by kidney disease with a vision to be the leading resource of kidney-related support in the greater Chattanooga area including patient assistance, education, awareness, and prevention that improve the community’s quality of life.
- Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states and in more than 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward this vision by building and improving homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of a decent and affordable place to live.
- ALS Association: To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
- ArtsBuild: ArtsBuild’s mission is to build a stronger community through the arts.
- Lula Lake: The Lula Lake Land Trust seeks to create a network of conservation properties within the watershed that will ensure protection and enhancement of local water quality, protect areas which maintain contiguous forest cover and scenic views, provide opportunities for research and education programs and designate areas suitable for public access, use and enjoyment.
- Medical Society of Chattanooga: We are an advocate for the success of physicians and for the continual improvement of community health. The Medical Society works with like-minded organizations to elevate the status of the medical profession locally, in Tennessee, and in the nation. The Medical Society protects and promotes the patient-physician relationship, and seeks to increase access to quality medical care for all persons. Believing integrity is essential to all relationships, the Medical Society promotes the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and patient care.
- Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestra: Welcome to the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestra! The CSOYO provides opportunities for young musicians to perform under the direction of professional conductors, attend sectional workshops with members of the CSO Orchestra, compete for scholarships, perform solos, participate in small ensembles, and build relationships with other fine young musicians across the greater Chattanooga area. Currently there are four orchestras: the Symphony, the Philharmonic, the Etude, and the Prelude.