Rock group The Unsatisfied have adopted a local shelter, Chattanooga Room in the Inn (CRITI) as their focus charity for 2012. The mission of Chattanooga Room in the Inn is to empower homeless women and children to become self-sufficient by offering a temporary home while providing programs and services necessary to meet their goals.
The Unsatisfied have performed at several charity functions and benefits throughout the years and decided to concentrate their efforts on a local charity organization that meant something special to the group. Lead vocalist Eric Scealf and Bassist Eric Turner both had childhood experiences that immediately drew them to this cause. Eric Scealf said, "I can remember the fear. Me and my brother and mother with nowhere to go, and the love that we felt when we did find help. That's why The Unsatisfied has always stood up for the underdogs, the down-trodden…we've been there, we've lived it."
The Unsatisfied are planning a benefit concert for this Winter with a regional or national headliner, local rockers Mighty Side Show have also made a tentative commitment to take part. A benefit CD with previously unreleased material by The Unsatisfied is also under negotiation. All proceeds from the concert and CD will go directly to Chattanooga Room in the Inn. Erin Creel, Executive Director for CRITI said, "We're very excited about this opportunity and would like to thank The Unsatisfied for choosing CRITI as the beneficiary."