Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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May 3, 2013

The Salvation Army's Women's Auxiliary Announces Date of the 10th Annual Purse Auction

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army's Women's Auxiliary will hold its 10th Annual Purse Auction on September 19 with doors opening at 11 am. The Women's Auxiliary has been volunteering and raising support for the ministries of The Salvation Army since the mid 1980's; however, their most successful fundraising event to date is their Purse Auction. This year marks ten years of hosting the Purse Auction which has been a sell out for years. The event has grown so large the women have moved it to The Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center located at 1150 Carter Street , just two blocks from where The Salvation Army first landed in Chattanooga 120 years ago.

"The Purse Auction is a fun way for women to come together to learn more about The Salvation Army while bidding on purses filled with lots of goodies," states Associate Area Commander, Major Teresa Newsome. "The purses have been filled with jewelry, cosmetics, gift certificates for trips, vacation packages, salon services, dinner, local excursions, summer camps for children and a whole lot more!"

Tickets for this year's auction are $40 for individual tickets and $320 for a table of eight guests. Tickets are on sale now and can be obtained by calling 423-756-1023  or visiting www.csarmy.org .

For more information please contact Major Teresa Newsome at 423-756-1023 .

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