Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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January 5, 2015

The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga is in Need of Monetary Donations, Heaters, Gloves, Hats, and Hand Warmers Due to Cold Weather

Chattanooga, TN –With temperatures dipping below freezing all week, The Salvation Army has had hundreds of phone calls from neighbors needing assistance with utility bills and supplemental heat to battle the cold. The Salvation Army is placing a call for help to the community to donate new space heaters for our low-income neighbors and gloves, hats and hand warmers for our homeless neighbors! Monetary donations are needed to assist with high utility bills. We are not in need of blankets at this time.

"Our goal is to keep our neighbors 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."

Donations of heaters, gloves, hats, and hand warmers 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 .

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