NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15 2017
"Santa's Workshop," The Salvation Army Angel Tree Warehouse, will be busy with volunteers distributing gifts to Angel Tree Families Dec. 18-20!
Chattanooga, TN – The long-awaited Salvation Army Angel Tree Distribution has finally arrived! In Chattanooga, the Angel Tree Distribution will take place at 5000 Calhoun Street on December 18 and 19, beginning each day at 9:00 AM. In Cleveland, TN the distribution will take place at 1701 South Lee Hwy on December 20 beginning at 9:00 AM. Over to 4800 children and seniors who were placed on Angel Tags and adopted through the Angel Tree program will receive neighbors’ generous gifts on these days.
“Our community continues to show an outpouring of support and generosity,” states Major Robert Lyle, Salvation Army Area Commander. “My first experience with The Salvation Army was as a child at Christmas with the gift of a basketball. I know these children and seniors will experience the same joy as I did, knowing someone cares for them.” Major Lyle goes on to say, “Thank you to all who adopted these angels, together we are doing the most good.”
Food Boxes will also be given to each family to ensure low income children who rely on the free lunch programs will have food while school is out.
Salvation Army still needs volunteers and monetary donations this Christmas Season. Donations can be made at www.csarmy.org, by calling 423-756-1023, or texting the word “donation” to 91999.
Individuals or groups can sign up for volunteer opportunities by visiting www.csarmy.org.
For more information, please contact 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