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May 17, 2016
Auto Zone presents check to The Salvation Army Wednesday, May 18!
Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army is excited to be the recipient of a $1,000.00 check from the 2016 AutoZone Regional Charitable Grant Fund. This check is to fund The Salvation Army's School of Music and Arts! AutoZone looks for organizations who go the extra mile and this year will recognize The Salvation Army to be that organization. The check presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at 10:00 AM at the Auto Zone Store located at 4307 Rossville Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37407 .
"This gift couldn't be better timed," states Major Algerome Newsome, Area Commander for The Salvation Army. "Funds are extremely low and we are busy getting ready for day camps, one of which is the School of Music and Arts Day Camp located at 1019 North Moore Road in Brainerd ." Kimberly George, Director of Marketing and Development goes on to say, "Salvation Army Day Camps are run each summer to help keep children involved in wholesome activities while school is not in session. This keeps the children off the streets and away from gang violence. I am a product of Salvation Army camps!"
If your church, business or school would like to support the School of Music and Arts or Day Camp for children in need, donations may be made online at www.csarmy.org , by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by mail to: The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37403 . For more information contact Kimberly George at 423-756-1023 or by email to 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