Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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June 12, 2013

With Temperatures Soaring, The Local Salvation Army Kicks Off Their Beat The Heat Campaign!

Chattanooga, TN – With temperatures rising in the Tennessee Valley, individuals are turning to The Salvation Army for relief from the heat! To meet the need, Salvation Army caseworkers are offsetting high utility bills and distributing free box fans and water to those in need.

"The Salvation Army's Hamilton County assistance fund for utility bills is now out," says Salvation Army Social Service Director, Sandy Leavell. "We desperately need more funding in order to continue to meet the high demands."

The Salvation Army is also accepting new boxed fans and bottled water to give relief from the heat to many in our community.

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 until 11 am and 1 pm until 5 pm every day that the temperature exceeds 90 degrees.

Chattanooga residents may deliver new box fan donations to The Salvation Army at 822 McCallie Avenue  Get Directions. Cleveland residents can deliver new fans to The Salvation Army located at 435 Inman Street Get Directions.

To donate, please visit www.csarmy.org  or call 1-800-Sal-Army .

For more information on The Salvation Army, please contact Kimberly George at 423-503-1801  or by email at Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org .

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