NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2013
The Salvation Army Continues to Serve Residents Affected by the Patten Towers Fire
Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga continues to serve residents displaced by the fire at Patten Towers on Tuesday evening. Through lunch today, The Salvation Army has served over 1,800 meals and 2,700 drinks, and will continue to serve three meals a day through the weekend at the shelters.
One resident stated, "Things could have been a lot worse. We are so fortunate to have The Salvation Army here to feed us and keep us comfortable."
The American Red Cross states that 184 residents are currently being sheltered. The Salvation Army will continue to serve with the Red Cross and other partnering agencies to help meet the needs of the evacuees through the weekend, and beyond as needed.
Donations are needed to aid with disaster services and can be made by visiting www.csarmy.org , or 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