Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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

August 12, 2016

Salvation Army Hosts A "Back to School Bash" for East Lake Community!

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army East Lake Center, located at 2140 East 28th Street , will open its doors to the community for its Annual Back to School Bash, Saturday, August 13, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. For the parents in the community, the event will host several community resource booths with partnering agencies and businesses distributing helpful information for low income families. For the children, there will be dozens of carnival type games filled with opportunities to win school supplies to better prepare the children for school. Volunteers will be on hand distributing hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones for all.

"We are happy to provide this opportunity to gain useful resources and have fun," states Lt. Ruth Cancia. "It looks like it will be a very warm day, so we will have the swimming pool open too!"

All are welcome to attend this free event. The Salvation Army is expecting close to 500 folks as attended in years past.

For more information please call 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