KNOXVILLE-- Braxton-Bragg was honored to participate in the Tennessee Valley Coalition for the Homeless’ Empty Bowl Fundraiser to end veteran homelessness in all 12 counties surrounding Knoxville, Feb. 22 at the Clinton Community Center with Mayor Terry Frank. Braxton-Bragg CEO Rick Stimac and his fiancé Jennifer Corey, Jeff Dykstra, vice president of sales & marketing, and sales associate TJ Johnson served soup. 

“The Empty Bowl is a great event for a very worthy cause and our employees were honored to take part,” said Stimac. “This type of community outreach is a part of Braxton-Bragg’s 25 good deeds we are completing throughout this year to celebrate our 25th anniversary. TJ Johnson works with TVCH on a regular basis, and he invited us to share in this program. We are proud to help deserving people in the community, while honoring our employees’ volunteer passions as well.”

More than 80 people showed their support by buying a hand-crafted bowl, donated by Mighty Mud. Soup was donated by several businesses and local members, including a tomato bisque by Braxton-Bragg sales associate Mike King. These donations and support allowed TVCH to raise more than expected to meet its monthly budget.