CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Diane Black and her husband have donated $250,000 to help build a new Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga.
According to a news release from the center, the contribution by the congresswoman and Dr. David Black comes as the center seeks to raise $6 million for a new facility at the former Visitors Center building in the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza.
The donation comes after the center raised almost $1.3 million in the first phase of its fundraising campaign.
The center is slated to open in 2020. It will be a 19,000-square-foot facility to pay tribute to the 32 Medal of Honor recipients from Tennessee.
Black is running for governor of Tennessee alongside three other leading Republicans and two main Democrats.Associated Press