Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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December 7, 2016

Salvation Army opens again for overnight shelter due to cold weather and calls for volunteers!

Chattanooga, TN – With temperatures dipping below freezing on Thursday and Friday this week, The Salvation Army will open its doors once again for overnight emergency shelter for the homeless tomorrow night, December 8 and Friday night, December 9 at 7:00 pm. The ReCreate Café, The Salvation Army's Day Center located at 800 McCallie Avenue , is busy preparing to serve those in need throughout the frigid nights and during its normal hours during the day.

"Our goal is to partner with other agencies to keep people safe and warm with these low temperatures setting in," said Major Robert Lyle, Chattanooga Salvation Army Area Commander. "However, we need volunteers to help for the shelter."

Volunteers are needed to help serve in the shelter. For volunteer information, email Alissa.Best@uss.salvationarmy.org , or call 423-505-1052 .

Donations of coffee, toiletries, or money are being accepted at The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403 . Monetary donations can also be made online at www.csarmy.org , by calling 1-800-Sal-Army .

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.

For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org