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Legacy Housing Foundation’s Good Times program is trucking along despite the pandemic bringing much needed household products–and a fun time–to residents living in affordable housing communities. Legacy provides Good Times programs to many of LHP’s properties in Knoxville, Cleveland and Morristown, and LHP’s leadership helped found the nonprofit organization.

With some social distancing, masks and other appropriate precautions in place, Legacy’s signature Good Times program continues to serve individuals and families who do not always have access to personal care and household products that most of us take for granted. These include items like soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, laundry detergent, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies.

On Tues., Dec. 14, the Good Times truck made its first visit to Johnson City, hosting an event for residents at John Sevier Center, a 150-unit property for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Even with a start time delay due to a traffic incident, the Good Times truck was given a warm welcome and residents were thrilled with the extra nice products and other offerings.

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The following day, Dec. 15, Legacy Housing Foundation celebrated the completion of its new storage facility with a ribbon cutting. The 400 sq. ft. storage facility is climate controlled which allows for storage of fruits and vegetables (previously not possible). The facility provides more space to work with and more efficient access to the products. The adjacent carport allows for covered parking for the truck which makes it better loading/unloading during inclement weather and protects the vehicle’s colorful wrap from the elements.  Dean Parker, Good Times event coordinator, says the new storage facility is “simply awesome!” The facility is located at Westview Tower in Knoxville.

Legacy Housing Foundation board members and staff from left to right Dr. Roger Noe, Cecilia Whittington, Cristy Lockwood, Carey Parker, Dean Parker, Phil Lawson, Gwen McKenzie, Josh Bucker and and Carolyn Gilliam.