Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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

May 12, 2014

The Salvation Army of Chattanooga Celebrates National Salvation Army Week May 11 - 17!

Chattanooga, TN – National Salvation Army week, a week of recognition for the work of The Army, was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 – 74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the United States.

"Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood. In time of war, the men and women of this organization have brought to those serving their country far from home, friendliness and warm concern. In the quieter days of peace, their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is neighbor and kin to all Americans. Giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all."

Celebrating a nationwide focus on The Salvation Army, the local Salvation Army is planning several events that are open to the public. These are:

Monday, May 12
Psalms of the City, 800 McCallie Ave , 614 Corps of The Salvation Army at 5:30 PM.
Psalms of the City is an Arts Festival for the whole city in which artists are invited to display their visual, musical or performance art that is inspired by the Psalms. This festival seeks to promote hope and unity in Chattanooga and any person, regardless of economic status, housing situation, education, or age, is encouraged to be involved.

Wednesday, May 14
Celebrating National Salvation Army week, enjoy live music and volunteer appreciation in Miller Plaza  downtown from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Bring your lunch and enjoy the entertainment.

Wednesday, May 14
VOTE Salvation Army Chattanooga on First Tennessee's 150 days of giving! Visit www.150daysofgiving.com

For more information please contact Kimberly George at 423-756-1023  or visit www.csarmy.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