Chattanooga, TN — For over three weeks The Salvation Army has been serving on the frontlines of relief efforts assisting those who were affected by the deadly tornadoes that ripped through Northwest GA, and Southeast TN. The Salvation Army remains strong in its relief efforts providing the basic necessities like food, water, cleaning supplies, baby items, etc. Services are being provided at the local Disaster Recovery Centers. The Salvation Army has combined its relief centers to the following two locations:
For the Northwest Georgia and Hamilton County Communities:
The Salvation Army East Lake Social Services, 2140 East 28th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37407.
Bradley County Community:
The Salvation Army Distribution Warehouse, 2960 Barney’s Lane, Cleveland, TN.
Many residents are still in need. The Salvation Army is encouraging neighbors who were affected by the tornadoes and need relief services, to please visit The Salvation Army at one of the above centers. For more information please call The Salvation Army at 423-756-1023.
Neighbors can still help in relief efforts by donating!
Donations are the best way to help tornado survivors and rescue workers. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors. The Salvation Army asks those who want to help to visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate their gift “April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.” Checks may be made out to: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, GA 30384-0339.
Since April 27, The Salvation Army has served tens of thousands of meals in affected areas across Northwest GA and Southeast TN. The following information represents services provided to disaster victims by The Salvation Army across the Southeast:
• The Salvation Army has served 241,061 hot meals and 578,685 sandwiches, snacks & drinks.
• The Salvation Army has provided 54 Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens), 1 Field Kitchen, capable of producing 20,000 hot meals per day, 1 Shower Unit, and 2 Satellite Communications trailers.
• The Salvation Army has distributed 45,288 hygiene kits.
• The Salvation Army has supplied 8,947 cleanup kits.
• The Salvation Army has delivered emotional/spiritual care to 10,825 individuals.
• The Salvation Army has initiated emergency Social Services in multiple locations.
• Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers have served of 69,227 hours.
PIO/Director of Marketing and Development