Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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March 26, 2015

Chattanooga salvation army opens WARMING SHELTER once again due to below freezing temperatures

Chattanooga, TN –With temperatures dipping below freezing Friday and Saturday nights, The Salvation Army will open its doors again as an overnight warming shelter for the homeless. The doors will open at 6:00 PM on Friday night and 9:00 PM on Saturday night. 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 for volunteers to assist with the overnight shelter. Volunteers should call Captain Aaron Goldfarb at 423-432-1584  to register.

"We want to keep people safe and protected from below freezing temperatures," said Major Al Newsome, Chattanooga Salvation Army Area Commander.

Monetary donations are welcomed for those experiencing the high utility bills. In January and February The Salvation Army had on average 171 families that came for utility assistance whose needs were not met due to lack of funds. Monetary donations are being accepted at The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave , Chattanooga, TN 37403 and can also be made online at www.csarmy.org , 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