Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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October 31, 2014

Chattanooga Salvation Army Prepares to open emergency overnight shelter to battle frigid temperatures

Chattanooga, TN –With temperatures dipping below freezing, The Salvation Army will be opening its doors for overnight emergency shelter for the homeless on Saturday, November 1, at 6:00 PM. The ReCreate Café, The Salvation Army's Day Center located at 800 McCallie Avenue  is busy preparing to serve throughout the night this weekend. The Salvation Army is placing a call to the community to donate blankets, travel-size toiletry items, and coats.

"Our goal is to keep people safe and protected from below freezing temperatures," said Captain Aaron Goldfarb, 614 Corps Officer. "We are down to our last few blankets and need assistance from our neighbors."

Monetary donations are also welcomed for those experiencing high utility bills from having to keep temperatures warmer in their homes. Donations of coats, blankets, or money are being accepted at The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Avenue , Chattanooga, TN, 37403. Monetary donations can also be made on line by visiting www.csarmy.org  or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY .

For more information please call 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