Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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

June 16, 2016

The Salvation Army Sends Low-Income Children to Week-long Summer Camp

Chattanooga, TN –The Greater Chattanooga Salvation Army is sending more than 40 children, ages 7-12, to Camp Paradise Valley on Dale Hollow Lake in Burkesville, Kentucky for a week of fun and memories. The bus will leave on Monday, June 20 at 7:30 a.m. from the East Lake Corps located at 2140 East 28th Street .

Upon arrival, the campers will experience the beautiful countryside while hiking, swimming, boating and exploring the outdoors. Additionally, the campers will participate in Bible study as well as arts and crafts. Camp give them the opportunity to leave the crime ridden streets of their neighborhoods and just be a kid! For many of them, it's the highlight of the entire year!

"Time spent at camp can be a life-changing experience for kids," explains Major Teresa Newsome, Associate Area Commander. "It can instill feelings of self-worth and offer hope for the future."

The cost of camp is $210 per child and includes transportation, food, lodging, activities and an unforgettable experience. Contributions to help send more local children to camp may be dropped by or mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue  and are accepted online at www.csarmy.org  or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army .

For more information, contact Marketing and Development Director, Kimberly George at 423-503-1801  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