Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

December 9, 2016

Dynamic Church to Hold Fifth Annual "Love Gives Wheels" Holiday Bike Drive

Chattanooga, TN – Dynamic Church will hold its fifth annual "Love Gives Wheels" holiday bike drive. The 36-hour event will be hosted at the Walmart located at 2020 Gunbarrel Road from 6:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9 until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. The bikes will be given to economically disadvantaged children in the Chattanooga area as part of the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. Dynamic Church has set a goal of raising 500 bikes during the event.

"Anyone that's ever gotten a bike on Christmas morning can remember the pure happiness and joy it brought them to ride it, like they were the king or queen of the neighborhood," said Wesley Odum, pastor of Dynamic Church. "Being able to give that joy to these children during the holidays is part of the heartbeat of Dynamic Church as we seek to make a difference in this community by sharing God's love and to partner with organizations like the Salvation Army that want to do the same."

Throughout the event, church staff will remain atop a 40-foot lift to help raise awareness. Volunteers will be also be located at each entrance with information and at a tent directly in front of the store accepting bikes as well as monetary donations.

The purchasing price of a bike is 50 dollars. Those who wish to donate can purchase a bike inside Walmart or contribute any monetary amount to designated church volunteers. Donations will also be accepted online at www.lovegiveswheels.com.

"Love Gives Wheels" is part of Dynamic Church's "Serve the City" ministry. The church partners with various organizations throughout Chattanooga such as the Hamilton Family YMCA, Salvation Army, Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School, and the Nehemiah Project. Other events include collecting canned goods at the annual Easter egg hunt and delivering backpacks full of school supplies to students at the beginning of the school year.

Dynamic Church launched on September 9, 2012 after more than a year of planning and preparation by Wesley Odum and a team of 12 people who moved to Chattanooga from Athens, Georgia. Worship services are at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings in the Hamilton Family YMCA. More information about Dynamic Church can be found by visiting www.dynamicchurch.org.

The Salvation Army of Chattanooga began in 1893. Today they offer social services to meet emergency and disaster-related needs, spiritual outreach for all ages, character-building youth programs, and holiday assistance to provide necessities and bring joy to many children, seniors and families in Hamilton, Bradley, Marion, Catoosa, Dade and Walker counties. More information about the Salvation Army can be found by visiting www.csarmy.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