Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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

November 19, 2016

The Salvation Army of Chattanooga Making Plans to Open Cold Weather Shelter Sunday

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army is busy preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas, however, with temperatures dipping below freezing, The Salvation Army will be opening its doors for overnight cold weather shelter for the homeless. The ReCreate Café, The Salvation Army Day Center for the homeless located at 800 McCallie Avenue will open on Sunday, November 20 at 7:00 PM to serve as the overnight shelter. The Salvation Army is placing a call to the community to donate toiletry items (hotel sizes are best), coats, gloves, coffee, and snack cakes for the shelter.

Monetary donations are also welcomed to help offset the expenses of opening overnight. The Salvation Army does not budget for cold weather shelters and relies solely on the public for its support. Donations of coats, gloves, coffee, snacks, or money are being accepted at The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403 . Monetary donations can also be made on line by visiting www.csarmy.org , texting csarmy to 91999 or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army .

For more information, please contact Kimberly George, Director of Marketing for The Salvation Army of Chattanooga at 423-756-10231  or 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