Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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June 26, 2014

"Smoking for Jesus" Ministry Group Celebrates The Salvation Army Graduates of the East Lake Summer Day Camp

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army welcomes a ministry group, "Smoking for Jesus," as they hold a celebration for the 34 graduates of the East Lake Corps and Community Center summer day camp on Friday, June 27. The graduation ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by a cookout at noon.

The graduation will mark the end of the 2014 summer day camp, a month long camp for children who come from high-risk neighborhoods. The camp provides a safe place for the children to spend their idle time during the summer.

"The Salvation Army of East Lake opens its doors every day after school during the school year, and the summer is no different," said Capt. Robert Viera. "We provide a safe place for children to have fun, learn about Jesus and just be a kid - something that is often stripped away from kids who live in our inner-cities."

To congratulate the campers, "Smoking for Jesus," a men's ministry that serves food in low-income areas, will provide a barbeque lunch for the graduates and their families.

For more information on The Salvation Army, contact Kimberly George at 423-503-1801  or by email to 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.

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