NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2013
Neighbors Battle The Cold Temperatures To Register For Salvation Army Angel Tree Assistance
Chattanooga, TN – Colder temperatures do not deter neighbors needing Christmas assistance. Parents are braving the cold temperatures to ensure their children are not forgotten this Christmas. With two days left of Angel Tree Registration, today and tomorrow, the numbers of families have not slowed down.
"We already have more families registered at this point than last year's total and we still have two days left," says Major Teresa Newsome, Associate Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga. "We barely had all the Angels adopted last year and just about every inch of our warehouse was covered with their gifts, we don't know how we are going to be able to meet the increased need this year."
To date, 1670 families have registered in Chattanooga, TN and 280 families in Cleveland, TN. To meet this increased need, The Salvation Army is asking the community to adopt Angels from Hamilton Place and Northgate Malls this week.
Families at or below the poverty line with children 12 years of age or younger and seniors 60 years of age and older can still register for our Angel Tree program. Registration will take place today and tomorrow, November 13h - 14th for the Greater Chattanooga and Cleveland areas.
In Chattanooga folks can register at 5001 Covington Street off of Rossville Boulevard, 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM.
In Cleveland folks can register The Salvation Army located at 437 Inman Street by appointment only by calling 423-308-3467 .
For more information including documentation required for registration, families in need should call 423-756-1023 or visit www.csarmy.org .
Volunteers are invited to join our ranks and assist our staff with the Angel Tree program as well as our other seasonal efforts. Volunteers may serve as bell ringers in order to raise money for our many ministries which meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of local residents. Additionally, volunteers may host Christmas parties for low income seniors or fill stockings with everyday essentials for seniors or fill backpacks for local homeless. Changing a life is as easy as ringing a bell, throwing a party, or stuffing a stocking!
In addition to giving at the kettles, donations may be made on-line at www.csarmy.org, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by mail to: The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37403. For additional information please call 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.
For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org