NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2013
The Salvation Army Serving Patten Towers Fire Evacuees
One anxiety-filled Patten Towers resident, a regular at The Salvation Army's ReCreate Cafe, came to the serving canteen and said, "Captain Winter, now that I know you're here, I know that everything is going to be alright."
The American Red Cross reports more than 240 residents are being sheltered. The Salvation Army is serving with the American Red Cross to meet the needs of the evacuees. It is uncertain how long residents will be displaced, and The Salvation Army is preparing to serve as long as needed.
Donations are needed to aid with disaster services and can be made by visiting www.csarmy.org , by calling 1-800-Sal-Army . Monetary donation can also be mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37403 .
For more information, please contact Kimberly George, Director of Marketing for The Salvation Army of Chattanooga at 423-503-1801 .
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