Chattanooga Salvation Army Puts Emergency Disaster Team on Alert as Dangerous Storms Pass through the Area

Chattanooga, TN – The Chattanooga Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Canteen is stocked and ready to roll. As dangerous thunderstorms with related tornado watches and warnings hit the Great Chattanooga Area today, a Salvation Army Disaster Relief Team was placed on immediate alert.

With more than 70,000 homes without power and severe damages reported in Tiftonia, Middle Valley, Hixson, Cleveland and other local sites, The Salvation Army’s Canteen—a mobile kitchen—was stocked with food and water. Its team is now ready to go into action.

A primary role of The Salvation Army in disaster relief is to provide food, hydration and spiritual comfort to disaster victims and relief workers. The Salvation Army also teams with the Chattanooga Red Cross Chapter to assist as needed with serving at Red Cross shelters.

As storm damage is assessed, the Emergency Disaster Services Team awaits direction to the location of most need. Salvation Army officers and staff are praying for our neighbors affected by these storms and encourages all in our community to pray for their needs as well. A third round of storms with possible “super cells” is expected to go through the area early this evening.

The Chattanooga Salvation Army receives donations for its Disaster Relief Services at 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403, or you may donate online at www.csarmy.org.

For more information, contact Kimberly George, Director of Marketing and Development, at 423-503-1801.