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March 15, 2016
The Chattanooga Salvation Army Celebrates its 123rd Birthday Wednesday, March 16th With Cake & Karaoke in the ReCreate Café
The ReCreate Café is The Salvation Army 614 Corps' weekday outreach ministry to homeless persons providing free coffee and snacks, hot showers, lockers and mailboxes among other services. Each Wednesday is Karaoke Day. This Wednesday there'll be birthday cake!
According to an 1893 story in the Chattanooga Times, Salvation Army District Officer J.C. Smith arrived in town on the 16th, and the next day he greeted Chattanoogans with these timely words, "We (come) with peace, charity and goodwill toward everyone, and we trust we shall succeed in doing good."
Adjutant Smith's words still ring true today in Chattanooga and around the world where The Salvation Army serves in 128 countries. Our promise to our community is "Doing the Most Good for people in need with donors' contributions of money, time and resources."
Without discrimination or cost, The Salvation Army continues to offer social services to provide emergency assistance, spiritual outreach with character-building church programs for all ages, and holiday assistance like Angel Tree that bring the joy of Christmas to thousands of individuals and families.
For more information, contact Gordon Hall at 423-756-1023 .
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