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May 16, 2017
Salvation Army Begins Beat the Heat Campaign Earlier Than Ever to Battles Hot Temperatures with Free Fans, Water, and Utility Assistance for Those in Need
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – May 16, 2017 – With temperatures rising in the Tennessee Valley, many are turning to The Salvation Army for relief from the heat! To meet this need, Salvation Army caseworkers are distributing free box fans and water to low-income individuals and families affected by the heat. The Salvation Army also has its Day Center open for the homeless and is providing a hydration station outside for those who need a cool drink of water.
If you or someone you know is in need of a fan, please call 423-305-6200. Those in need of a cool drink of water may visit our hydration station located at 800 McCallie Avenue. Passersby will be able to quench their thirst from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day that the temperature exceeds 90 degrees.
“Overwhelmingly, the most requests The Salvation Army receives in the summer time are requests for relief from the hot temperatures, we’ve never had to start meeting these type of needs so early in the season” says Director of Marketing, Kimberly George. “To meet these needs, The Salvation Army asks for new box fans and monetary support to provide utility assistance for low-income families.”
Monetary gifts for box fans and utility bill assistance should be marked “Beat the Heat” and mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Donations are also accepted online at www.csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. For more information about The Chattanooga Salvation Army, please visit www.csarmy.org, Facebook, and Twitter.
For more information on The Salvation Army, please contact Kimberly George at 423-505-1052 or by email to Kimberly.George@uss.salvationarmy.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