Meet February Do the Right Thing Winners: Steve and Rachel Davis


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — A Tennessee Valley couple is using their thrift store to help people in the community.

Steve and Rachel Davis opened Second Blessings Thrift Store in 2008 to provide affordable clothing, household items, and even food to those in need.

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That’s why they are this month’s Do the Right Thing winners.

“I’m at a loss for words, but I’m so grateful,” Steve said. “We’re just so thankful for the blessings of the Lord. He knows exactly what we need, and when we need it. And I just appreciate that so much from the bottom of my heart.”

The couple does more than just sell furniture, clothing, and household items. They use the store to help people.

“To us, having this thrift store is not about making big money, but we are just here to help people, and that’s what it’s all about for us,” Steve said.

“We’re here to extend a hand to those that are hurting, and those that are maybe sometimes down on their luck, so it’s always another chance to pay it forward and give in another way,” Rachel said.

They’re paying it forward by housing two homeless people, providing a food pantry, and running Living Waters Ministries to help with people’s spiritual needs.

“This store has been as big of a blessing to us as it has been to the community,” Rachel said.

The Davises even took in two young kids last year whose parents were struggling with drug addiction.

The couple says their mission is to change lives and help those who need it.

Their customers appreciate their service.

“I don’t think that you can give anymore than yourself and your time, and they’ve done it 100 percent all the way,” said Beverly Swafford, who nominated the Davises for the Do the Right Thing award. “They’re the greatest people you could know.”


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You can watch Emily Cassulo weeknights on News 12 Now starting at 5:30. Emily also does stories on different tech products and issues for Tech Byte, which airs Mondays on News 12 Now. She joined the WDEF news team in September 2016 from News 12’s sister station in Columbus, Mississippi, where she worked as an anchor, producer and reporter. Emily is no stranger to the Volunteer State. Before moving to Mississippi, she worked at WBBJ-TV, covering crime and severe weather throughout West Tennessee. She loves living in Chattanooga, and exploring what the Scenic City has to offer. Emily is a Florida native, graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in broadcast journalism and minor in political science. While in college, Emily worked part-time as a reporter/web producer at News/Talk 96.5 WDBO. She broke her first news story there, which made national headlines, and covered the 2010 Central Florida congressional elections and the high-profile Casey Anthony trial. When she’s not busy reporting, Emily enjoys shopping, reading, playing the piano, and spending time with family and friends. Feel free to e-mail her at if you have any story ideas or just want to say ‘Hi.’