Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN


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September 10, 2013

Last Call for tickets for The Salvation Army's Women's Auxiliary 10th Annual Purse Auction!

Chattanooga, TN – Get your tickets now for The Salvation Army's Women's Auxiliary's 10th Annual Purse Auction on Thursday, September 19! Tickets are on sale through Sunday, September 15, at 11:30 PM at !

The Women's Auxiliary has been volunteering and raising support for the ministries of The Salvation Army since the mid 1980's. However, their most successful fundraising event to date is their Purse Auction. This year marks ten years of hosting the Purse Auction, each year has been a sellout! The event has grown so large that the women have moved the event to The Chattanooga Convention Center located at 1150 Carter Street , just two blocks from where The Salvation Army first landed in Chattanooga 120 years ago. Doors for the Purse Auction will open at 11:00 AM and the auction will begin at 11:30 AM.

"The Purse Auction is a Chattanooga favorite and is a fun way for women to come together to learn more about The Salvation Army while bidding on purses filled with lots of goodies," states Associate Area Commander, Major Teresa Newsome. "This year we even have a 2002 Volvo to auction off! The designer purses that will be auctioned have been filled with jewelry, gift certificates for trips, vacation packages, salon services, dinner, local excursions, summer camps for children, golf packages and a whole lot more!"

Tickets for this year's auction are $40 for individual tickets and $320 for a table of eight guests. Tickets are on sale now through this Sunday, September 15, at 11:30 PM. They can be obtained by calling 423-756-1023  by Friday, September 13, or visiting  by Sunday night.

For more information contact Major Teresa Newsome at 423-756-1023 .

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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