Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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September 14, 2016

Salvation Army Hosts "Pathway of Hope" Fundraising Luncheon, Wednesday, September 14, at The Chattanooga Choo-Choo

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army will hold its "Pathway of Hope" Fundraising Luncheon tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14, at the historic Chattanooga Choo-Choo in their Imperial Ballroom at 11:30 AM. Three hundred are expected to be in attendance including the new Salvation Army Area Commander, Major Robert Lyle who will deliver the keynote message. The Brassworks, a brass ensemble from the Jericho Brass Band and soloist Deborah Gunn will bless us with special music.

As poverty increases in America, families are increasingly vulnerable. Approximately 1 in 6 Americans live in poverty today. The intergenerational effects of poverty are staggering. And, the longer a child lives in poverty, the greater the chance she or he will remain in poverty as an adult. We all know that many in our community need a pathway of hope. So, The Salvation Army has developed the "Pathway of Hope" ministry to help families who commit to breaking the crisis cycle and take a path out of intergenerational poverty. A Salvation Army social worker walks along side of these single parent families who commit to the program, helping them set education, employment, and family goals. We will hear from one of these families at the banquet.

All funds raised at the luncheon will go to fund the "Pathway of Hope" program for the upcoming year. Should you wish to give directly a donation can be mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403 . Donations are also 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's "Pathway of Hope" Fundraising Luncheon, please call 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