Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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Contact: Kimberly George · Director of Marketing and Development Email for Info

November 3, 2015

Congressman Chuck and Brenda Fleischmann and The Greater Chattanooga Salvation Army Will Kick Off the 2015 Christmas Campaign Saturday, November 7th!

Chattanooga, TN –"Silver bells, Silver bells, it's Christmas time in our city!" The Salvation Army is excited to kick off The Chattanooga Salvation Army's Christmas Campaign inside Hamilton Place Mall , Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 2:00 PM on the Center Stage on the lower level.

Congressman Chuck and Brenda Fleicshmann, this year's Honorary Christmas Chairs, will join Angel Tree Partners, Hamilton Place Mall, News 12 Now, The Chattanooga Times Free Press, KZ106, WGOW AM/FM News Talk Radio, 1079 Nash Icon and J103 FM to make the first donations to the Red Kettles as they challenge the public to join them. Special musical guests will be The Salvation Army young children of the School of Music and Arts and The Jericho Brass Band.

"I am proud to live in one of the most generous communities in our great state of Tennessee," said Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, "I know this community will continue its generosity this holiday season by volunteering to ring The Salvation Army bell or adopt a child in need from The Angel Tree. Each of us doing our small part to donate our time or resources to the needy is why we are such a great community."

The Salvation Army of Cleveland will kick off its Christmas Campaign on Saturday, November 7, at Bradley Square Mall . The Kickoff program will begin at 12:00 Noon. Special guest Cleveland City Mayor Tom Roland will donate the first gift of the season to the Red Kettle.

The Tennessee Valley will begin to hear the bells and be able to adopt Angels from their Angel Trees Saturday, November 7. Angel Trees are located at Hamilton Place Mall , Northgate Mall , and Bradley Square Mall . Thousands of volunteers are needed to ring the bells and adopt the angels. To volunteer please visit: www.csarmy.org .

All are encouraged and welcome to attend the kickoff celebrations. For more information, please contact Kimberly George, Director of Marketing and Development, at 423-503-1801  or by email to kimberly_george@uss.salvationarmy.org . For more information regarding donating, volunteering to ring the bell or about Angel Tree, please 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