TEL Donates to Chatt Foundation to Help Chattanoogans in Need

Pictured are (left to right): Lori Hyde of TEL; Baron King, Chatt Foundation CEO; Vanessa Blevins, Chatt Foundation Chief Financial Officer; and Brian Broome of TEL. 

Transport Enterprise Leasing (TEL) has donated $6,000 to the Chatt Foundation to support services for homeless, hungry and vulnerable people in the Chattanooga community.

The foundation is an outgrowth of the Chattanooga Community Kitchen started 40 years ago. Today, the foundation provides food, clothing, shelter, counseling, job training, employment and other assistance to residents with the goal of meeting basic needs while offering a clear path to self-sufficiency.  

“The Chatt Foundation is profoundly effective in serving the needs of the less fortunate in our community. Their staff and volunteers are making a positive difference in many ways, and we welcome this opportunity to support their efforts,” said Lori Hyde, director of human resources for TEL. 

“On any given night, more than 785 unsheltered people experience homelessness in the Chattanooga area," said CHATT Foundation CEO Baron King. "We are grateful for the generous support from our friends at TEL.”

For more information on the Chatt Foundation, please visit

About Transport Enterprise Leasing LLC 

Transport Enterprise Leasing (TEL) is a leading national provider of commercial truck and trailer leasing, sales and remarketing. We help hardworking professionals build profitable businesses by providing and financing new and like-new transport equipment from top brands, including Peterbilt, Freightliner, Volvo, Kenworth, Hyundai, Wabash, Utility and Fontaine. We specialize in Class 8 sleepers and day cabs, dry vans, reefers and flatbeds. We also are known for our comprehensive support programs, such as fleet support and maintenance advisory. 

Founded in 2004, our headquarters is located in Chattanooga, TN, with additional facility operations right off I-70 in the east Indianapolis metro area (Greenfield, IN). 

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