NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2012
The Chattanooga Salvation Army Disaster Recovery Center is in Operation at Camp Joy
Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army continues to "Do the Most Good" by providing immediate needs for those Harrison, Tennessee residents affected by last week's tornadoes. Basic necessities being provided include food, water, toiletries and baby items, as well as recovery and clean-up supplies like tarps, rakes and gloves. The Disaster Recovery Center is located at Camp Joy, 6621 Hunter Road, Chattanooga, TN 37341 .
The Salvation Army has been providing nourishing meals and spiritual support to the local neighbors since the tornados swept through on Friday. To date, they have served 2,330 hot meals, 2,374 beverages and provided emotional/spiritual care to more than 500 individuals. The Salvation Army plans on continuing its mobile feeding throughout the weekend and then will re-evaluate the needs of the area.
Many residents, however, are still in need. Monetary donations are the best way to help both tornado survivors and rescue workers. The Salvation Army asks that you donate at www.csarmy.org ; call 1-800-SAL-ARMY ; or text "storm" to 80888 for a $10.00 gift on your phone bill. 100% of your gift will go to the relief efforts. For a list of items needed for recovery efforts please visit www.csarmy.org .
For more information, please contact Kimberly George at 423-503-1801 or Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org .
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