Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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November 18, 2014

The Salvation Army Sees Highest Homeless Resident Count of the Season

Chattanooga, TN –Temperatures were reported in the low 20's last night, some of the coldest of the season, and with it came the highest number of homeless guests seeking shelter at The Salvation Army on McCallie Avenue. Monday evening, November 17, Captain Aaron Goldfarb reports there were 79 homeless who came seeking shelter at The Salvation Army. "I am so glad we have been able to open our doors to the homeless during these life-threatening temperatures," says Captain Aaron Goldfarb. "The community has been so generous with donations of blankets, and other items needed for the homeless." Items still needed are coffee and toiletry items. Small space heaters are still needed for low-income neighbors needing supplemental heat.

The Salvation Army Emergency cold weather shelter will remain open tonight and tomorrow night, November 18 and 19 beginning at 6:00 PM. Officials are monitoring the weather for any additional evening openings.

Monetary donations are also welcomed for those experiencing high utility bills from having to keep temperatures warmer in their homes. Donations of 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