Residents, volunteers and staff at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford raised $800 during a 12-hour car wash benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. Called “The Longest Day,” teams across the area raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease every year on the Summer Solstice.

As part of the Life Enrichment Program, Morning Pointe residents participates in annual observances that benefit non-profit organizations and spread awareness about causes that impact our community.

From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the assisted living community washed, scrubbed, rinsed and dried vehicles. Some waved in customers from the street and others sold baked goods and handled money for the cause.

Photo: Louise Gork and Martha Dietz, Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford residents, scrub down cars with purple sponges and towels to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association on the Longest Day.