Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

December 1, 2016

Tennessee Salvation Army disaster relief teams serve just over 800 meals in Polk and McMinn Counties today, Alabama Salvation Army Crews serve 500 in Jackson, County

Chattanooga, TN – Before sunrise, The Cleveland and Jackson County Salvation Army Staff organized its disaster relief teams to serve neighboring counties. Public Information Officer, Kimberly George, received word from local Emergency Management Directors, who were assessing the damage from overnight storms that swept through their counties, that assistance was needed. For Tennessee, Polk and McMinn counties received the most damage in Tennessee and asked for The Salvation Army to serve meals today. In total, The Salvation Army served just over 800 meals to the Athens, Ocoee and Englewood communities. In Alabama, the Jackson County Salvation Army served 500 meals in the Rosalie community.

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