Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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December 2, 2016

The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga continues to serve Tornado torn areas in the TN Valley

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army of the Greater Chattanooga Area is still serving emergency personnel and residents of McMinn County after an E-F2 Tornado swept through their neighborhoods over night on November 30. Though it is the busiest time of the year for The Salvation Army with Angel Trees ending this weekend and fundraising through the red kettles continuing to be slightly down, when disaster strikes, The Salvation Army mobilizes its disasters teams and serves regardless. Many who normally volunteer in The Salvation Army Coffeehouse or volunteer by ringing bells are busy today serving meals and beverages and comforting their neighbors.

"My heart continues to be encouraged by the love and compassion I have found in the Cleveland Corps and the Chattanooga Area Command," states Major Robert Lyle, new appointed Area Commander of the Greater Chattanooga Area Salvation Army. "Everyone has jumped right in and are eagerly serving, doing the most good! This is a special community!"

The Salvation Army served just over 800 meals yesterday to the Athens, Ocoee and Englewood communities. Today they are continuing to feed at the command post and in the neighborhoods affected in McMinn County.

The Salvation Army asks for your prayers for our neighbors in Jackson, Polk and McMinn 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 TN Storms.

For additional information, please call The Salvation Army at 423-756-1023. .

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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