Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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Contact: Kimberly George · Director of Marketing and Development Email for Info

May 31, 2013

The Salvation Army Continues to Serve Patten Towers Fire Evacuees Throughout the Weekend

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga is continuing to serve residents displaced by Tuesday's fire at Patten Towers throughout the weekend. As of lunch today, The Salvation Army has served over 2,100 meals and 4,500 drinks, and has committed to serve three meals a day through the weekend at the Brainerd Recreation Center.

Kimberly George, Salvation Army Incident Commander, says, "We would like to thank our volunteers and our partnering agencies, including the Southern Baptists Association, the Red Cross, Goodwill, the Hamilton County Health Department, Hamilton County Emergency Management, McKamey Animal Center, Brainerd Recreation Center employees, city officials and all emergency responders. Together we are 'doing the most good' to meet the needs of the displaced residents."

Joseph Conti, PK Management spokesperson, states, "We are fortunate to work hand in hand with The Salvation Army and Red Cross. They have been our salvation through this situation."

As of last night's count, the Red Cross says 117 residents are still being sheltered. The Salvation Army continues to work with PK Management, the Red Cross and the other partnering agencies to help meet the needs of the evacuees this weekend and as they transition into a long-term solution.

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 and Development 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