Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kimberly George · Director of Marketing and Development Email for Info

March 2, 2012

The Greater Chattanooga Salvation Army Disaster Team Assesses Needs from Storm Damaged Areas

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army is on the scene in Bradley County and the Highway 58 area assessing what resources are most needed after the early afternoon storm. The Salvation Army has been called upon by the Evacuee Center at Bayside Baptist Church to provide Spiritual and Emotional Care, food, and beverages. "The Salvation Army is prepared to serve after today's storms. Ironically, we are still serving after last year's storm in April," says Area Commander Major Algerome Newsome.

The Salvation Army Disaster Response Team is preparing for the second storm wave that is predicted to hit the area this evening. Due to the severe weather affecting our area, we are asking for all Disaster Volunteers to be on standby for the next 72 hours. Please text 423-505-1052  if you are able to assist with any relief efforts.

For more information on The Salvation Army, please contact Kimberly George at 423-308-7715  or Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org . Please visit www.csarmy.org , like us on Facebook , and follow us on Twitter  for more information.

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.

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