Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN


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June 1, 2016

Salvation Army Opens Its Swimming Pool Just in Time for Hotter Temperatures!

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army East Lake Center located at 2140 East 28th Street , opens its swimming pool to the community as temperatures rise to the 90's this week. Yesterday was the first day children could turn in their permission forms and swim for a while.

"We are happy to provide this opportunity to cool off and have fun, especially since it's the only public swimming pool in this area of town," states Lt. Ruth Cancia. "It looks like it will be a very busy summer. There were a few times yesterday with just over 100 children in the water already!"

Community swim hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 1:00 - 6:00 PM. The Salvation Army relies on donations from the community to run its summer programs like the center's pool. If you would like to help please donate to  or 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37403 .

For more information please contact Kimberly George at 423-756-1023  or by email to .

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.

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