Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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November 30, 2016

Salvation Army is called upon to serve in Polk and McMinn Counties in TN and also in Jackson County, AL after Tornados moved through the TN Valley

Chattanooga, TN – After devastating storms ripped through the Tennessee Valley overnight and this morning, The Salvation Army has been asked to help serve emergency workers and residents of Polk and McMinn Counties in Tennessee and Jackson County, Alabama. This morning 200 breakfast biscuits along with coffee and water, were taken to Rosalie, AL community from The Jackson County Salvation Army Service Unit and to Polk County Tennessee from the Cleveland Tennessee Salvation Army. Lunches are being prepared and will be delivered to these counties along with McMinn later this morning. The Salvation Army is also waiting for search and rescue teams to clear neighborhoods so Salvation Army pastoral care can also serve.

"The Salvation Army, though we are in the height of our busiest season of Christmas, is always ready to serve when called upon," states Major Robert Lyle, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of the Greater Chattanooga Area. "We meet needs at the point of need, and today, there are many hurting neighbors and emergency workers who need us to meet their basic needs of food and beverages. We will gladly serve until no longer needed."

The Salvation Army asks for your prayers for our neighbors in Polk, McMinn and Jackson Counties. The Salvation Army also needs your support for the relief efforts by donating monetarily to www.csarmy.org , 1-800-Sal-Army , or you may text TNSTORMS to 41444. Please earmark donations for November Storms.

For additional information, please call The Salvation Army at 423-756-10231 .

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