NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2015
Beat The Heat Campaign Battles Temperatures with Free Fans and Water for Those in Need!
Chattanooga, TN – With temperatures rising in the Tennessee Valley, individuals are turning to The Salvation Army for relief from the heat! To meet the need, Salvation Army caseworkers are distributing free box fans and water to low income individuals and families affected by the heat. The Salvation Army has its Day Center open for the homeless and is distributing bottled water throughout the downtown.
"Close to 200 families have already been assisted with box fans," states Area Commander, Major Algerome Newsome. "For now, we have enough fans to meet the need; however, we are dangerously low on utility assistance funds. The best way to help is with a monetary donation."
If you or someone you know is in need of a fan, please call 423-756-1023 . Those in need of a cool drink of water may visit our hydration station located at 800 McCallie Avenue . Passersby will be able to quench their thirst from 9 am - 5 pm every day that the temperature exceeds 90 degrees.
Monetary gifts should be marked "Beat the Heat" and mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403 and are accepted online on www.csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY . For more information about the Chattanooga Salvation Army please visit www.csarmy.org , Facebook , and Twitter .
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