Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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November 24, 2015

The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga Will Pick Up 114 Bikes Today Thanks to a Generous Donor!

Chattanooga, TN –Thanks to early Angel Tree monetary donations from Southern Champion Tray, The Salvation Army will be able to take advantage of Black-Friday sales and purchase 114 bikes! Today, at 12:30 PM, The Salvation Army will have its truck parked at Academy Sports on Hamilton Place Boulevard, ready to be loaded with the large supply of bikes.

"The Salvation Army would like to thank Southern Champion Tray, for their donations, and The Dynamic Church who encouraged the early donations and who will organize the bike drive called 'Love Gives Wheels' on December 4 and 5," states Major Al Newsome, Area Commander for The Salvation Army.

Love Gives Wheels is a 36 hour bike drive where the pastor of The Dynamic Church is perched on top of a 50 foot lift until the goal of 400 bikes is reached or the 36 hours ends. The drive is set to begin at 5:00 AM on Friday, December 4 and continue until 5:00 PM on Saturday, December 5, at the Wal-Mart on Gunbarrel Road.

Monetary donations may still be made for the Angel Tree program or for bikes specifically, by being mailed to The Salvation Army,800 McCallie Avenue , Chattanooga, TN, 37403, by calling 1-800-Sal-Army  or visiting www.csarmy.org .

For additional media information please contact Kimberly George at 423-308-7715  or kimberly_george@uss.salvationarmy.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