Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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June 27, 2012

The Salvation Army Continues to "Beat The Heat" as Temperatures Climb Over 100 Degrees

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army continues to distribute new boxed fans and cool water to area residents who are trying to find relief from the extreme heat. With temperatures climbing over 100 degrees, the community needs your help now more than ever.

The Salvation Army has distributed nearly 100 fans with approximately 200 families still on our waiting list. "With temperatures so high, it can become life threatening," says Area Commander Major Al Newsome. "That's why The Salvation Army is on the front lines distributing fans and cool water to keep our neighbors safe."

If you or someone you know is in need of a fan, please call 423-756-1023 . Those in need of a cool drink of water may visit our hydration station located at 800 McCallie Avenue . Passersby will be able to quench their thirst from 9 am - 5 pm every day that the temperature exceeds 90 degrees.

You can help by donating new box fans at the following Salvation Army locations: 822 McCallie Avenue , 2140 East 28th Street ; in Cleveland donations may be made at The Salvation Army at 435 Inman Street .

Monetary gifts may also be dropped by or mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue  and are accepted online at www.csarmy.org  or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY . For more information about the Chattanooga Salvation Army please visit www.csarmy.org , Facebook , and Twitter .

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