Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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July 22, 2014

The Salvation Army Kicks-Off New Program to Bring Hope to Hurting Chattanoogans

Chattanooga, TN – The Chattanooga Salvation Army is partnering with local Bi-Lo supermarkets to kick start the new 'Flowers of Hope' program. Volunteers will gather on Friday, July 25 at 8:30 a.m. at The Salvation Army Citadel Corps and Community Center, located at 1019 North Moore Road ,Chattanooga, TN 37411. Volunteers will create beautiful arrangements, write notes of encouragement and deliver the flowers to those who need uplifting.

Every Friday, will be "Flower Day," where Bi-Lo will donate flowers that will be created into floral arrangements. These arrangements will be beacons of hope for those in our community who need encouragement, such as those in nursing homes, homeless outreach facilities, hospitals and more. Volunteers will have the opportunity to brighten someone's day by creating the arrangements and delivering them personally.

"For 121 years, The Salvation Army has been providing hope to the hopeless in the Chattanooga area," says Major Algerome Newsome, Salvation Army Area Commander. "The Flowers of Hope program provides one more opportunity so we can continue 'doing the most good' and bring hope to our community."

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help on "Flower Days." Businesses are welcome to donate flowers to the Flowers of Hope program. To volunteer or donate, please visit www.csarmy.org/programs_flowers.asp.

For more information on The Salvation Army, contact Kimberly George at 423-756-1023  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.

For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org