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September 8, 2015

The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Hosts Its 12th Annual Purse Auction!

Chattanooga, TN –The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary will host the 12th Annual Purse Auction this Thursday, September 10, at the Chattanooga Convention Center with doors opening at 10:45 AM and live auction beginning at 11:30 AM! This year's special speaker is a Salvation Army Brainerd Youth, Robin Phinizey who will soon graduate and dreams to pursue full time ministry within The Salvation Army. Also speaking will be Salvation Army Officer, Major Leona O'Bryant, who grew up attending The Salvation Army East Lake Corps on corner of East 28th Street and 4th Avenue.

The Women's Auxiliary has been volunteering and raising support for the ministries of The Salvation Army since the mid 1980's. However, their most successful fundraising event to date is their Purse Auction. This year marks twelve years of hosting the Purse Auction; each year has been a sellout! The event has grown so large that the women have moved the event two years ago to The Chattanooga Convention Center located at 1150 Carter Street just two blocks from where The Salvation Army first landed in Chattanooga 123 years ago.

"The Purse Auction is a Chattanooga favorite and is a fun way for women to come together to learn more about The Salvation Army while bidding on purses filled with lots of goodies," states Associate Area Commander, Major Teresa Newsome. "This year we have trips, vacations, spa packages and more! The designer purses that will be auctioned have been filled with jewelry, gift certificates for salon services, dinners, local excursions, summer camps for children, golf packages to name a few!"

For more information, contact Major Teresa Newsome at 423-756-1023  or visit 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