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March 21, 2012

The Chattanooga Salvation Army Thanks Tennessee Wesleyan College for Extra Effort Disaster Relief Assistance

Chattanooga, TN – The Chattanooga Salvation Army is thanking Tennessee Wesleyan College for its partnership in raising much-needed disaster assistance funds during upcoming performances of its Department of Fine Arts spring production, "Hit or Miss: A Work in Progress."

This "personal narrative" play will be performed nightly at 7:30 pm from March 22 through 24 and on March 29 through 31 in the Quad located on the Tennessee Wesleyan campus in Athens . Admission is free but donations will be collected for ongoing Salvation Army emergency disaster recovery efforts. All donations will allow The Salvation Army to continue assisting those affected by the April 27, 2011 killer tornados as well as this March's destructive storms that again caused major damages in the area.

The seventeen students of the "Hit or Miss" cast will re-enact and tell Tennessee Wesleyan students' emotional stories of how the April 2011 tornadoes traumatically affected them. According to a Tennessee Wesleyan release, focusing on how last year's tornadoes changed TWC students' lives, such a personal narrative performance like "Hit or Miss" is a special experience for both the students' whose stories are being told and the actors who are performing them. This is the fourth year this type of personal narrative theater has been produced at TWC.

Tennessee Wesleyan College, founded in Athens, TN in 1857, is a four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. For additional information about Tennessee Wesleyan College, visit www.twcnet.edu .

For information on The Salvation Army's ongoing Emergency Disaster Recovery efforts or other local ministries, please call 423-756-1023 , visit us online at www.csarmy.org  and on Facebook .

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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