Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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November 24, 2014

Secret Santa Arrives Early at The North Georgia Big Lots Red Kettle!

Chattanooga, TN –A visit from Secret Santa is timely for The Salvation Army since funds have been stretched due to the cold temperatures and opening shelter. Thirty-six one hundred dollar bills were donated on Saturday, November 22, at the Highway 27 Big Lots Red Kettle.

"We have been busy with cold weather shelter, Angel Tree, Red Kettles, and preparing for Thanksgiving," states Major Al Newsome, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga. "We are so grateful for this large donation! It couldn't come at a better time!"

Salvation Army is still needing volunteers, and monetary donations. Donations can be made at www.csarmy.org  or by calling 423-756-1023 .

Individuals or groups can sign up for volunteer opportunities by visiting www.csarmy.org .

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