NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2014
The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga is in Need of Heaters and Blankets Due to Cold Weather
Chattanooga, TN – With temperatures now dipping below freezing, The Salvation Army has had numerous phone calls from neighbors needing supplemental heat to battle the cold. The Salvation Army is placing a call to the community to donate new space heaters and blankets to help!
"Our goal is to keep people safe and warm in their homes," said Major Algerome Newsome. "Everyone who shares the warmth through their gifts is showing their deep concern for those in danger of the frigid, life-threatening weather."
Monetary donations are needed for those experiencing high utility bills from having to keep temperatures warmer in their homes. Donations of heaters, blankets or money are being accepted at The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Avenue . Monetary donation can also be made on line at www.csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army .
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