Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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Contact: Kimberly George · Director of Marketing and Development Email for Info

December 16, 2013

Salvation Army Gearing up for Angel Tree Distribution!

Chattanooga, TN – After the challenge of meeting high demands for Christmas assistance this year, The Salvation Army is busy preparing for tomorrow's start of the Angel Tree Distribution. After the final review, over 300 Angels' gifts were not returned. Volunteers are busy trying to put gifts together for these forgotten Angels.

This year, The Salvation Army will assist 5,445 individuals with Christmas, which is a 97% increase over five years ago. All gifts will be distributed this Tuesday – Wednesday, Dec. 17 and 18. Gifts will be distributed from The Salvation Army Angel Tree Warehouse located at 5001 Covington Street, off of Rossville Blvd.

All of Cleveland's gifts will be distributed in Cleveland on Thursday, December 19, at The Christmas Warehouse located at 2355 South Lee Hwy, Cleveland, TN .

Distribution times for both centers will be 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

To support The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program or other Christmas efforts, please donate financially to the red kettles, by visiting www.csarmy.org , calling 1-800-Sal-Army  or mailing in your donation to The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37403 .

Volunteer time is just as valuable. Visit www.csarmy.org  to sign up for a volunteer shift.

For more information, please contact Kimberly George at 423-503-1801  or kimberly_george@uss.salvationarmy.org 

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