Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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January 13, 2012

The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga and Cleveland is in Need of Heaters, Tents, Blankets, and Coats to Combat Cold Weather

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army phones are ringing off the hook with low-income neighbors requesting heaters for relief from the dangerous cold. The ReCreate Café , The Salvation Army's Homeless Day Center, says they are in great need of blankets, coats, scarves, hats, gloves and tents for the homeless.

"The need is great and the resources are few," says Major Algerome Newsome, Area Commander for The Salvation Army. "Our goal is to keep people safe and warm, to shield them from the frigid temperatures; that is why we need folks to step up and Be A Shield with us by donating."

The Salvation Army Social Services Offices are also requesting monetary donations to help with high utility bills. Donations of heaters, blankets, gloves, scarves, hats, and tents or money are being accepted at The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Avenue in Chattanooga  and 435 Inman Street in Cleveland, TN . A $10 gift can help purchase a blanket, or scarf, gloves and hat for someone in need. A $20 donation can provide a small heater to provide supplemental heat for a low-income neighbor. A $100 donation can help offset high utility bills for a struggling family trying to make ends meet. Monetary donations can also be made on line by visiting www.csarmy.org  or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY .

For additional information please call 423-756-1023 .

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org