Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN


Tenika Dye · Arts Program Director Email for Info
Captain Jon-Phil Winter · Salvation Army 614 Corps Officer Email for Info

July 31, 2013

The Salvation Army's 614 Corps' ReCreate Café Announces Walk In My Shoes: An Evening of Stories from Chattanooga's Homeless and Non-homeless Communities

Chattanooga, TN– The Salvation Army of Chattanooga's 614 Corps' ReCreate Café will present Walk In My Shoes: An Evening of Stories from Chattanooga's Homeless and Non-homeless communities August 16 at 7:30 pm. This event is made possible by a Community Cultural Connections Grant received from ArtsBuild of Chattanooga.

The ReCreate Café Artistic Director, Tenika Dye, teaches an acting class, which is open to anyone but is primarily for the homeless clients served by The ReCreate Café. Dye collected stories from people who are currently homeless, have been homeless, and even those who have never suffered homelessness. She then invited several of them to be a part of the public performance.

Ms. Dye describes the inspiration and concept of Walk In My Shoes: "The stories I hear from people are fascinating, and some are unbelievable! I wanted to find a way to share the stories so people realize we are more alike than we are different. Each performer will tell someone else's story rather than his or her own. In other words, someone who has faced homelessness tells the story of someone who has never been there. All the performers are walking in someone else's shoes."

Walk In My Shoes will be performed at The ReCreate Café at 800 McCallie Avenue  Get Directions on August 16 at 7:30 pm. The performance is free and open to the public; however, donations will be accepted to help cover costs. Due to the content of the material, this performance is recommended for those 13 and older with teens being accompanied by an adult.

For more information, visit  or contact Tenika Dye, ReCreate Café Artistic Director at 423-305-6208  or by email to  or by visiting  or .

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.

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