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East Hamilton
2013 Annual Report
From the Director
The show America’s Got Talent has caught on around the world. I believe
everyone has talents. In fact, the Bible records the parable of the talents
in Matthew 25:14-30. In this story, each servant received talents in various
amounts. There’s a strong lesson here — we have all been given talent gifts
and God expects us to use them in a positive way for His purposes.
When I look at the Samaritan Center I can definitely say “The Samaritan
Center’s Got Talent.” I am overwhelmed with joy as I see so many people
using their talents for a positive impact at the Samaritan Center and there
by using their talents for the health and improvement of this community.
May you continue to use your talents to bless others and may we all hear
our Lord say “you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter thou into
the joy of thy Lord.”
“The Samaritan Center
isn’t a small business or
large business.
It’s an ‘all of our
business.’ ”
- Steve Ray
Children in our community start the
school year off right! Thanks to your
generous support, the Center provided
224 children with school supplies in 2013.
In the Stock Their Lockers program room
excited chatter fills the air. Students pick
out notebooks in their favorite color, lunch
boxes featuring a beloved character, and
every school supply on their list, until their
new backpacks are full and overflowing!
These children are our future. Their
education is something that the whole
community can get excited about.
The Wheels on the Bus
It takes a village to raise a child.
This well-known African proverb still holds true today.
Any role in a child’s life, whether large or small, can
make an impact on the rest of their life.
Mary West* is raising six healthy, happy, and growing
children. The Samaritan Center, and this community,
join together to help alleviate the financial burden of
preparing these students for the school year.
“Along with providing for their financial needs, the
Center also believes it is crucial to provide for their
spiritual needs,” said Social Services Director Sharon
Smith-Hensley (pictured). “Each child is offered a
Bible to call their own.”
At the Samaritan Center, helping a child today creates
hope for their tomorrow.
*Name Changed
Directly Assisted
Service Area
East Brainerd/Tyner
Hwy 58/Bonny Oaks
Our Mission
To meet the basic physical,
spiritual, and social needs of
people in our area, using the
ministry of Jesus as our model.
Food Items Donated
Thrift Store Sales
Gifts For Jesus Items
Recycling Revenue
Social Service Assistance
kids sent to
summer camp
Utility Assistance
Health/ Personal
/Baby Care
families provided with
Thanksgiving food boxes
Food Pantry
Community Thrift Assistance
kids received
school supplies
Casework Services
Volunteer Value
children opened
Christmas presents
Hulsey Farewell
Bill and Harry Hulsey served this community for over 25 years with a vision that has allowed the Center to flourish.
The strength of any community lies in its members. This community is filled with caring passionate neighbors that come
together through harsh financial times, devastating tornados, and the day-to-day needs that we all face. We are grateful
for a solid foundation from which we can serve.
In January of 2013 the Hulseys retired from active
Center participation. A special recognition event
was held in their honor (pictured).
Last April, Center Operations Manager Debra
Johnson received the first Hulsey Service Award,
for demonstrating a sound commitment to the
Samaritan Center and its mission. Debra’s spirit
for ministry carries the Hulsey legacy forward.
We salute Bill and Harry Hulsey for their
dedication to community service.
Individual Volunteers
Donated Hours
Our Partners
Each person that gives of their
time or resources is a partner
of the Samaritan Center. Your
generosity makes our work in
this community possible, and
we give you our heartfelt
thanks for the difference you
made in 2013.
Though we cannot list every
single person, we would like
to recognize the following
businesses, churches, schools,
and organizations.
Partnering Businesses
1st Volunteer Bank
American Air HVAC, Inc.
Athletic Shop
Automotive MD
AVM Enterprises
Awesome Pools & Spas
Baron Photography
Benchmark Physical Therapy
Big Fish’s Video Gaming on the Go
Bi-Lo of Ooltewah
Bi-Lo & Winn Dixie Stores, Inc.
Bradley Home Health and Hospice
Bradley Medical Equipment Services
Cambridge Square
Cash Express
CenturyTel of Ooltewah-Collegedale
Charleston Treasures
Chattanooga Propane
Couch’s BBQ
Community Trust and Banking Co.
Crawford Construction
Curves on Gunbarrel
Curves in Cleveland
Dale’s Heating and Air, Inc.
Deron LLC
Devashi, Inc.
DeWind Farmalls
Discovery Point Center
Dolly’s Horse Boarding
Edd’s Engine Service
Harold Elkins, CPA
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Elliott
Family Cleaners
Fresh Market on Gunbarrel
Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove
Herbs Yard Barns
Hidden Hills Farm & Saddle Club
Hydrox Laboratories
Great Clips
Gymnastics Center of Chattanooga
Independent Healthcare Properties
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Joy Chiropractic
Liberty Tax Services
Life Care Center of Collegedale
Bill Lockhart Lockhart Towing
M & M Mars
McKee Foods Corporation
Dr. Rick McKenzie
McPherson Oil
Message of Mercy
Midnite Oil in Ooltewah (Steve Ray’s)
Miller & McPhail, CPAs
Miller Industries
Mindy and Friends
Morning Pointe of Chattanooga
Morning Pointe of Collegedale at
Greenbriar Cove
Morning Pointe of Hixson
N2 Shoes
Ooltewah Nursery and Landscape Co.
Dr. David Otis
Panera Bread, Gunbarrel Road
Piece-A-Cake Bakery
Pinnacle Physical Medicine & Rehab
Practically Perfect Consignment Sale
Publix of Ooltewah
Ruth’s Florist
Sabrena Turner Realty
ServPro of Chattanooga
Sharpe Hats
Dr. Showalter’s Office
Sonoco Products
Speckled Egg
State Farm Insurance
State Farm Insurance Agent
T.C. Wranglers
Texas Roadhouse
The Allergy & Asthma Group, PC
The Car Barn
The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Collegedale
TLC Furniture Solutions
TopFlight, Inc.
Trash Man Disposal
Tres Amigos
Tropical Tan
Trotter Farms
Two Men and a Truck
Upward Mobility
Valley Signs and Surveys
VEC Customer Share
Village Market
Wal-Mart Store #383
WDEF News 12
West Mobile Homes
Kevin and Scarlett Wilson, Attorneys
Partnering Churches
Adairsville SDA Church
All Saints Cathedral
Apison Baptist Church
Apison SDA Church
Battlefield Pkwy Community SDA Church
Bayside Baptist Church
Bowman Hills SDA Church
Calhoun SDA Church
Cedar Ridge SDA Church
Chattanooga First SDA Church
ChristWay Community Church
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
City Church of Chattanooga
Cohutta SDA Church
Collegedale Community SDA Church
Sabbath School of Dr. Gulley
Collegedale SDA Church
Connect Ministry
Cool Camp
Primary II Sabbath School
Service Camp
Collegedale Spanish American SDA Church
Community Baptist Church
East Ridge SDA Church
Eastwood Church
Eastwood Church (Four Bridges Marathon)
Fields Chapel AME Zion Church
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Hamilton Community SDA Church
Harrison SDA Church
Harrison United Methodist Church
Honestville Evangelist Baptist Church
Impact SDA Church
Lookout Mountain SDA Church
Maple Grove Baptist Church
McDonald Road SDA Church
Monteagle SDA Church
Mountain View Christian Church
New England SDA Church
New Hope Presbyterian Church
Ooltewah Baptist Church
Ooltewah First Baptist Church
Ooltewah SDA Church
Ooltewah Spanish American Church
Ooltewah/Impact Spanish Pathfinder Club
Ooltewah United Methodist Church
Kid’s Day Out
Ooltewah United Methodist Women
Ooltewah United Methodist Youth
Resurrection Lutheran Church
Rossville SDA Church
Sam Jones UMC
St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church
Shelter Church
Silverdale Baptist Small Group
Standifer Gap SDA Church
Tyner United Methodist Church Preschool
Straightway Church of Ooltewah
Tyner United Methodist Church
Village Chapel
Partnering Organizations
Aktion Club
Apison Cub Scout Pack 3430 Arcadis Awahila Girl Scouts Bi-Lo Charities
Boy Scout Pack 3077 CAD 4 Hope
Camp Big Fish Chattanooga Sail & Power Squadron City of Collegedale
Cleveland District United Methodist Women
Choo Choo Corvair Club Commissioner Chester Bankston
Commissioner Larry Henry
Congressman Chuck Fleishman
Consumer Credit Counseling
Cub Scout Pack 3430
Cub Scout Troop #3147 East Hamilton County Ruritan Club
East Hamilton Ministerial Association
Fairbanks Hot Rods
Georgia Draft Horse Association Georgia-Cumberland Conference of SDA Georgia Cumberland Pathfinders
Helping Hands Ministry
In As Much, Inc.
Island Cove Boat Club
Kiwanis Club of Collegedale Line Drive Baseball Ooltewah/Collegedale Council of the
Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce
Ooltewah Do-nothin Car Club
OLPH Football
Ooltewah Masonic Lodge #741
Ooltewah Youth Association
Scenic City Motorcycle Club
Sigma Beta
Student Life
Truist United Way of Chattanooga
University of Tennessee Extension
VFW Post 1697 Village Market WCLE FM/AM Partnering Schools
AW Spalding Elementary School
Bachman Academy
Belvoir Christian Academy
Collegedale Academy
East Hamilton High School
Leadership Students
Marching Band
Grace Baptist Academy
Learning Tree Elementary
Lester Coon Adventist School OAKS
Ooltewah Elementary School
Ooltewah Middle School
Ooltewah High School
Great Turkey Race
Key Club Lady Owls Soccer Team
Marching Band
Red Hots Dancers
Southern Adventist University
Automotive Dept. (Car Care)
Campus Safety
Community Service Day
Freshman Service Day
Men of Talge Hall
Ministerial Association
School of Nursing
Technology (Car Care)
Woodworking Class
Standifer Gap SDA School In Memory
Betty Ford
Ron Smith
Gretchen Teeter
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Center, visit us online at
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423.238.7777 x20
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Our Board
Chair: Ben Wygal
Office Team
Director: Tony Dahlberg
Vice Chair: Franklin Farrow
Receptionist: Mary Fairbanks
Secretary: Tony Dahlberg
Director of Operations: Keith Heming
Treasurer: Jon Wentworth
Board Member Emeritus: Bill Hulsey
Kurt Allen
Chris Carey
Sam Chetty
Bert Coolidge
Danny Garcia
Tanya Jansen
David Stevens
Bob Thomson
Carla Youngberg
Accountant: Sally Fisher
Volunteer Support: Bethany Hill
Case Manager: Stephanie Hodges
Volunteer Coordinator: Emma Hooper
Operations Manager: Debra Johnson
Marketing Director: Marcella Morales
Social Services Support: Susan Pettibone
Case Manager: Stephanie Pike
Development Director: Linda Shriver-Buckner
Social Services Director: Sharon Smith-Hensley
Network Administrator: Lakesha Thomas
Administrative Assistant: Joey Tolbert
Help for Today
Hope for Tomorrow
THe Samaritan Center
9231 Lee Hwy • Ooltewah, TN 37363
Non-Profit Org.
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Help for Today • Hope for Tomorrow
Chattanooga, TN
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