NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2016
The Salvation Army Assists With Relief Support to Local Fire Fighters
Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga was first called upon to serve breakfast to fire crews on Thursday November 10th to the command center on Little Bend Road in Hamilton County, TN. Since last week, The Salvation Army has placed staff and volunteers on stand-by to continue to assist crews who continue to battle wild fires in TN and GA. Currently, The Salvation Army is loading snacks and beverages to take to the Dade County, GA Command Post to assist between meals.
"Meeting needs, physically, emotionally and spiritually is something The Salvation Army does every day, including at times of disaster," says Major Robert Lyle, Area Commander of The Greater Chattanooga Salvation Army. "The community entrusts us to 'do the most good' with their resources and we will continue to do so until we are no longer needed. Please also join us in prayer for those affected by the wild fires and for those fighting these fires."
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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