Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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

July 30, 2014

Salvation Army Takes Low-Income Students Back-To-School Shopping at Chattanooga Area Wal-Mart!

Chattanooga, TN –The Salvation Army and Wal-Mart are joining together to help supply kids with the necessary tools to succeed in the upcoming school year by providing a back-to-school shopping spree on Wednesday, August 6, at the Wal-Mart located on Gunbarrel Road  beginning at 8:30 AM. Local students in grades K-12 will be accompanied by volunteer chaperones and go shopping to stock up on clothes, school supplies and any other necessities for the 2014 school year thanks to a local grant from area Wal-Mart stores.

"The Salvation Army has partnered with Wal-Mart for many years to care for the needs of our community, particularly at times of disaster and at Christmas," states Major Algerome Newsome, Salvation Army Area Commander. "We are grateful once again with this partnership; this time it will assist us with preparing children for school!"

The Salvation Army still needs volunteers to help with this shopping spree and to help with other back-to-school opportunities. To volunteer or donate, please visit www.csarmy.org .

For more information please call Kimberly George at 423-756-1023 .

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