NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2013
Seventy-Five Local Families in Need Will Have a Complete Thanksgiving Meal Thanks to The Salvation Army and The McCallie School!
Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army has identified seventy-five needy families and registered them for Thanksgiving Baskets. The McCallie School was made aware of this need and stepped up to assist the hungry and vulnerable. Both The McCallie Middle amd Upper Schools collected baskets, turkeys/hens, potatoes, yams, dressing, and cranberry sauce for our local families who might not otherwise have a complete Thanksgiving meal to cook at home. The Salvation Army truck will pick up all the food this Friday, November 22, at 10:30 am at The McCallie School located at 500 Dodds Avenue in Chattanooga .
"Community service is a part of the McCallie educational experience because we believe in the value and reward of learning to serve others. While not a requirement, nearly all of our boys participate in one if not several projects each year. Many of these projects are initiated and led in some part, sometimes entirely, by the students themselves, and this is true in both the Middle and Upper schools," states Lynn Goss, McCallie Middle School Head.
The greater community is encouraged this Holiday Season to give of their time. Volunteer opportunities can be found on www.csarmy.org . Folks can also call The Salvation Army at 423-756-1023 .
Monetary donations are also needed to assist with this year's increase in Christmas needs. Donations can be made by visiting www.csarmy.org , by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or can be mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403 .
For more information, please contact Kimberly Kyriakidis George, Director of Marketing for The Salvation Army 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