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January 12 2018
The Chattanooga Salvation Army Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a day of service – Over 150 students to volunteers!
Chattanooga, TN (January 12, 2018)–To celebrate MLK Day, several volunteer projects will be going on at The Salvation Army. Southern Adventist University will be hosting a “Street Store” at 10:30 a.m. at 800 McCallie Ave. At the store, clothing and shoes will be hung on the gates of the property along the roadways, and Southern students will act as personal shoppers to assist the homeless with free clothes, providing them with a dignified shopping experience as they try on and select their own garments. Soup, sandwiches, and entertainment will also be provided. Approximately 100 Southern students along with Salvation Army staff will be volunteering at the event to assist with clothes and hand out free lunches to the “shoppers.”
The Girls Preparatory School and The McCallie School will also be volunteering on MLK Day. GPS will be decorating cookies with the homeless attending the Street Store at 10:30 a.m. Meanwhile, McCallie students will be repainting red Salvation Army barrels and organizing our Angel Tree Toy Shop for the coming year located at 5001 Covington Street.
“I love that these three schools are coming together on a holiday to serve our community,” says Alissa Best, Volunteer Director at The Salvation Army. “Giving back to the community goes beyond what students can learn in the classroom, and we are grateful for their partnership in ‘doing the most good!’”
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