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Living Hopefully.

Volunteers of the Quarter: Jody and Damon Riggs

What began as one day of service for Jody and Damon Riggs and their staff at Riggs & Associates turned into many years of dedicated service to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

The couple volunteers twice each year with their staff of Riggs & Associates, a franchise of Ameriprise Financial. For them, it was an easy decision to partner with the Food Bank.

“There are many things in life that one might be insecure about, but food — a necessity of life — shouldn’t be one of them,” Jody says.

Ameriprise Financial began a National Day of Service years ago, Jody says, with an emphasis on service to food banks throughout America.

When the staff of Riggs & Associates volunteers at the Food Bank, they usually spend their time sorting food and building emergency food boxes.

Damon and Jody also had an opportunity to volunteer with the Food Bank through their church, Christ United Methodist. The church was offered a donation of sweet potatoes from a local farmer and partnered with the Food Bank to get the potatoes to neighbors in need.

Jody and Damon continue to feel very connected to our mission.

“People are in need every day,” Damon says. “None of us has a magic wand to correct the problem instantaneously, but if we each don’t do our part, it doesn’t get any better.”