Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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Kimberly George · Director of Marketing and Development Email for Info
On Thanksgiving Please Contact: Major Al Newsome, Area Commander

November 25, 2013

The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga Expecting to Feed More than 1,000 Hungry Neighbors this Week!

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army, with the help of dozens of volunteers, will host the 4th Annual Thanksgiving Eve Community Festival on Wednesday, November 27, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, at 800 McCallie Avenue . The Salvation Army will also be delivering meals to homebound neighbors on Thanksgiving Day. The Cleveland Salvation Army will be feeding the public on Thanksgiving Day at The Salvation Army located at 437 Inman Street West , 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Last year 428 meals were served at The Thanksgiving Eve Festival and 1,087 were served on Thanksgiving Day between shelter residents, homebound deliveries in Chattanooga and guests at The Salvation Army in Cleveland. The Salvation Army expects the numbers to be close to the same as last year.

"We know people have been seriously affected by the economy over the past few years, yet we are grateful to those generous friends in our community who have provided faithful support for struggling families and individuals," says Major Al Newsome, Area Commander of The Salvation Army. "But unfortunately, the needs continue to present themselves, and the amount of public support is just not keeping up. We still have 2432 Angels needing to be adopted and with the cold temperatures hitting so soon, folks are needing blankets, gloves and hats."

All are welcome to attend the Festival, on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, at The Salvation Army located at 800 McCallie Avenue  and to The Thanksgiving Dinner at The Salvation Army in Cleveland, TN. For more information about The Salvation Army's programs, to make a donation, or volunteer opportunities please visit www.csarmy.org . Folks can also call The Salvation Army 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.

For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org