Atlanta, Georgia — The Salvation Army has been providing meals, drinks, snacks and emotional & spiritual comfort in the three states devastated by last week’s tornado outbreak. The following is today’s report of activity:
Chattanooga Area Response Continues to Expand
Its Feeding Operations
Chattanooga, TN — As demand continues to remain high in the aftermath of last week’s historic tornado outbreak, the Chattanooga Area Disaster response has made a call for more feeding units to meet the demand. To date, we have served over 16,000 hot meals, over 20,000 snacks, over 25,000 beverages, and spiritual care to well over 1,000 people since disaster operations began last Thursday. As we continue to search for new under-serviced areas, we continue to be amazed at the extent of this disaster.
Today, the Salvation Army has brought in two additional mobile feeding units from Salvation Army units in Murfreesboro, TN and Danville, KY to help meet the widespread need for assistance. Currently, the Salvation Army has 5 other mobile feeding units roaming and stationed in the following areas:
Apison, TN Community- Apison Pike, Clouts Rd,
Shepherd Road and in East Ridge around the Missionary Ridge community
Dade County: Ingles in Trenton.
Catoosa County: City Hall in Ringgold and roaming in the Cherokee Valley Rd area neighborhoods.
Bradley County: The Salvation Army Service Center on Inman Street and along Dalton Pike also traveling into various neighborhoods.
If you are in need of assistance please call: 423-756-1023.
As you can see, the demand for assistance remains high in the Tennessee Valley and North Georgia. We need your help! First and foremost, we solicit your prayers for the tornado victims and relief workers. We also remind you that there are a variety of ways in which they can donate monetarily to the relief effort. Donors can call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (800- 725-2769) or visit our website: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. Text to give is also available by texting the word “give” to 80888 a $10 donation will appear on your cell phone bill.
For more information please contact: Lt. David Costellow, Public Information Officer at 270-881-6510.