Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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Contact: Jennifer Fisher · Social Media Manager

June 8, 2012

The Salvation Army Sends 40 Children to Summer Camp

Chattanooga, TN – The Chattanooga Salvation Army is sending its first group of children, ages 7-12, to Camp Paradise Valley on Dale Hollow Lake in Burkesville, Kentucky  for a week of fun. The bus will leave Monday, June 11, at 8 am from The Salvation Army's East Lake Corps located at 2140 East 28th Street .

Upon arrival at Camp Paradise Valley, the 40 campers will experience the beautiful countryside while hiking, swimming, boating and enjoying other outdoor recreation activities. Additionally, the campers will participate in bible study as well as arts and crafts. For some of the children this will be their first camping experience!

Major Algerome Newsome, Area Commander, says, "The purpose of The Salvation Army's camping ministry is to help each individual grow physically, socially, educationally and spiritually. Kids of all ages learn about each other, nature and most importantly, a loving God!"

The cost of camp is $175 per child and includes transportation, food, lodging and activities, and a life-changing experience. Contributions to help send more local children to camp may be sent to "Camp Fund" c/o Salvation Army, PO Box 3359, Chattanooga, TN 37404.

For more information on The Salvation Army or to donate, please contact Jennifer Fisher at 423-356-5004  or email to jennifer_fisher@uss.salvationarmy.org  Follow The Salvation Army Chattanooga on Facebook , Twitter  and at www.csarmy.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