Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN


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

March 30, 2012

The Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee Conducts Emergency Disaster Services Training Tomorrow, March 31, at The Salvation Army North Moore Road Center in Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga, TN – Even as our community continues to clean up from the tornado that touched down early this month, The Salvation Army continues to serve those affected from this year's and last year's storms. To be fully prepared for future possible disasters, The Salvation Army must continue to build its volunteer force through Disaster Services Training. This training will be going on tomorrow, March 31, beginning at 8 am at The Salvation Army located at 1019 North Moore Road in Chattanooga .

Oftentimes, The Salvation Army is the first relief agency on the scene of a disaster and the last to leave, offering food, beverages, emotional and spiritual care, and long-term care in the aftermath. In order to be better prepared for the next emergency disaster, The Salvation Army is offering specialized training, so volunteers will learn how to provide these services.

"Our volunteers are the life of our organization, especially during times of disasters," comments Major Al Newsome, Salvation Army Area Commander of the Greater Chattanooga Area.

For more information please contact Kimberly George at 423-503-1801  or email to .

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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