NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2015
Local Salvation Armny Out of Fans to Help Neighbors "Beat the Heat!"
Chattanooga, TN –Fan distribution is typically on Fridays for The Salvation Army, but this week it will not be unless more are donated immediately. With temperatures rising again 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.
"Over 300 families have already received box fans, and we have 32 who are now on a waiting list to receive fans," states Area Commander, Major Algerome Newsome. "We need the community to join the relief effort and donate new box fans."
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 9AM - 5PM every day that the temperature exceeds 90 degrees.
Chattanooga residents may donate new box fans to the following Salvation Army locations: 822 McCallie Ave. , 2140 East 28th Street . Cleveland donations may be made at The Salvation Army located at 435 Inman Street .
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