Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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

June 22, 2016

Salvation Army Asks for Your Help to "Beat the Heat" with Fans, Water, and Utility Assistance for Those in Need

Chattanooga, TN – With temperatures rising in the Tennessee Valley, many are turning to The Salvation Army for relief from the heat! To meet this need, Salvation Army caseworkers are distributing free box fans and water to low-income individuals and families affected by the heat. The Salvation Army also has its Day Center open for the homeless and is providing a hydration station outside for those who need a cool drink of water.

If you or someone you know is in need of a fan, please call 423-305-6200 . Those in need of a cool drink of water may visit our hydration station located at 800 McCallie Avenue . Passersby will be able to quench their thirst from 9 am - 5 pm every day that the temperature exceeds 90 degrees.

"In just two weeks we have already distributed over 50 fans. The East Lake Salvation Army has also seen over 100 children each day swimming to try to get relief from the heat," says Director of Marketing, Kimberly George. "Overwhelming the largest need we have in the summer is relief from the heat. To meet these needs, The Salvation Army asks for new box fans and monetary support to provide utility assistance for low-income families."

Monetary gifts for box fans and utility bill assistance should be marked "Beat the Heat" and mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403  and are accepted online at www.csarmy.org  or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY . For more information about the Chattanooga Salvation Army please visit www.csarmy.org , Facebook , and Twitter .

For more information on The Salvation Army, please contact 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