Our nation will pause to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. 

As COVID cases continue to rise, Chattanooga city leaders are working to safely honor Dr. King. 

"Of course, we're scaling down the event this year," explained Karen Collins, director of supplier diversity for Chattanooga's Department of Equity and Community Engagement. "It doesn't mean we're scaling down the effort, doesn't mean we're scaling down the passion, but we're certainly scaling it down and moving it outside so that we can be a little more COVID conscious."

She said they will host a donation drive for local organizations such as Whiteside Faith Manor, Arts Build, the Community Kitchen, the Maclellan Shelter for Families, and Patten Towers. 

"I'm looking to see an out pour of love and support from the community," said Vanessa Jackson, community program coordinator for Chattanooga's Department of Equity and Community Engagement. "We will encourage the public to just drive through and give generously based on the needs of those organizations."

You can drop off your donations outside Chattanooga's city hall from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Monday. 


Caroline Corrigan is an anchor and reporter at Local 3 News She joined Local 3 in May 2019 and anchors the 4:30am weekend mornings. Caroline is thrilled to call Chattanooga home.

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