Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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November 12, 2014

Chattanooga Salvation Army kicks off "Share the Warmth" campaign earlier than ever due to below freezing temperatures

Chattanooga, TN –With temperatures dipping below freezing for the second time this season, The Salvation Army will be opening its doors again for overnight emergency shelter for the homeless on Thursday, November 13 and Friday, November 14, at 6:00 PM each evening. The ReCreate Café, The Salvation Army Day Center located at 800 McCallie Avenue  is busy preparing to serve. The Salvation Army is placing a call to the community to donate toiletry items (hotel sizes are best), coats, gloves, coffee, and snack cakes for the shelter and new space heaters for low income residents.

"We want to keep people safe and protected from below freezing temperatures," said Major Al Newsome, Chattanooga Salvation Army Area Commander. "Our social services offices have been inundated with phone calls for small heaters from low income residents trying to stay warm. We need the community's help with this earlier than ever before."

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

For additional 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