Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN


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January 13, 2017

Southern Adventist University Partners with The Salvation Army for "Street Store" Service Project on MLK Day

What: Southern is hosting a "Street Store" in partnership with The Salvation Army. Street Stores are sidewalk pop-up shops that offers a personal shopper to assist the homeless with free clothes, providing them with a dignified shopping experience as they try on and select their own garments. Shoppers will also be provided with soup, sandwiches and entertainment at the end of their shopping experience. Approximately 100 Southern students, along with Salvation Army staff, will be volunteering at the event to assist with clothes and hand out free lunches for the "shoppers." To watch a video about Street Stores, visit 
When: Monday, January 16 from 10:30 a.m.
Where: Chattanooga's Street Store will take place on the sidewalk in front of the Salvation Army (800 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga ). If it rains, the store will move inside The Salvation Army.
The History: 2017 marks the third year of the Chattanooga Street Store Project. The Salvation Army has been serving the homeless for 123 years in our area.
Staff Contacts: The Salvation Army:
Alissa Best, director of volunteer services and special events
615-804-9782  / 

Southern Adventist University:
Dora Desamour, director for Southern's Christian Service department
423.236.2205  / 

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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