La-Z-Boy to Comfort Families with “Build a Chair” event at RMHC

Feeding & Comforting Families at Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Chattanooga

Team La-Z-Boy led by Rhea County's Dennis Poland (left of chair) and Roy Guthrie (right of chair) volunteer at Ronald McDonald House in Ft. Lauderdale. (La-Z-Boy)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga will be a part of La-Z-Boy’s “Build a Chair” event on Thursday, July 19 at 4 p.m., that will also include comforting and feeding families with a delicious McDonald’s meal provided by owner/operator Brad Moore from Dayton, Tenn., and his crew.

The “Build a Chair” event is a philanthropic effort between the La-Z-Boy manufacturing warehouse in Dayton, Tenn., and the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Chattanooga. The La-Z-Boy employees with the help of current RMHC family residents will build a chair for donation to RMHC.

“When it comes to helping sick children and their families, providing comfort is the least we can do, shares Dennis Poland, EHS manager at La-Z-Boy. Together with RMHC, we hope to help families have a comfortable home while their children receive medical care. It’s our privilege to support this program.”

La-Z-Boy’s “Build a Chair” program, based out of the Tennessee La-Z-Boy manufacturing facility, has benefitted a number of Ronald McDonald House Chapters throughout the country since La-Z-Boy became an official RMHC partner ten years ago.

For more information, visit or contact Bethany Ramsey at 423-778-4147.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Chattanooga

Established in 1990, the mission of Chattanooga’s Ronald McDonald House Charities is to provide families with the care and resources they need when their child is sick and to support programs that address the health and well-being of children. RMHC of Greater Chattanooga is an independent, 501(c) 3 registered non-profit that operates solely on donations from individuals, businesses and foundations.

The cornerstone programs are the 28-bedroom Ronald McDonald House, the Ronald McDonald Family Room located inside Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a school-based medical program. Ronald McDonald House Charities also offers scholarships to area high school seniors.

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