Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN


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December 17, 2013

Secret Santas Surprise Salvation Army Not Once, Not Twice, But Three Times!

Chattanooga, TN – Salvation Army employees are extremely excited after finding three large donations in the December 16 Red Kettles!

The first donation was 30 one hundred dollar bills at the Battlefield Parkway Walmart food door made earlier in the day, the second was 30 one hundred dollar bills at the Battlefield Parkway Walmart main door later in the evening, and the surprise final donation was 10 one hundred dollar bills at the Gunbarrel Road Walmart food door.

"The donations couldn't come at a better time, thank you Secret Santas for joining us in doing the most good this Christmas," says Major Al Newsome, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga. "We are asking folks to give generously. Need is up and funding down. We hope that the Secret Santas' wonderful gifts will encourage others to donate to the Red Kettle Campaign."

Donations are still needed in order to meet the need this Holiday Season. To donate time or make a monetary donation, please visit For more information, please contact Kimberly George 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.

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