Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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

March 17, 2014

The Salvation Army Serving Jaycee Towers Fire Evacuees

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga was called upon by the Chattanooga Fire Department and is on the scene at Jaycee Towers, 500 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., providing emotional and spiritual care after this morning's fire. The Salvation Army is currently providing drinks and snacks at Jaycee Towers and Dogwood Manor. The Salvation Army is preparing to serve dinner at the South Side Recreation Center located at 1151 W 40th Street  to evacuees from Jaycee Towers.

The American Red Cross has set up a shelter for 150 residents. The Salvation Army is partnering with the American Red Cross to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the evacuees. It is uncertain how long residents will be displaced, and The Salvation Army is preparing to serve as long as needed.

Donations are needed to aid with disaster services and can be made by visiting www.csarmy.org , or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army . Monetary donation can also be mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37403 .

For more information, please contact Kimberly George, Director of Marketing and Development 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