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The Salvation Army in Route To Assist with Clean Up After Weekend Flooding in Rhea County, Tennessee

Chattanooga, TN (May 20, 2013)—The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga is loading Flood Relief Kits to assist with clean-up for residents of Rhea County. Due to rising waters from weekend storms, homes in the Morgantown area of Rhea County have experienced some flooding and need assistance with cleanup. A Salvation Army team will also help assess damage to better determine if further assistance is needed.

Each Flood Relief kit contains a mop, broom, bucket, bleach, gloves, sponges, squeegee, mask, cleaning brush, and garbage bag. Each kit costs The Salvation Army $26.50. Donations to offset these costs would be appreciated. Donations can be made online at www.csarmy.org, by phone to 1-800-Sal-Army or by mailing The Salvation Army at 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37403. The Salvation Army also asks for you to pray for the residents of Rhea County as they clean up from this flooding.

For more information, please contact Kimberly George, Director of Marketing for The Salvation Army of Chattanooga at 423-756-1023 or Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 133 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 www.salvationarmyusa.org.

Chattanooga Salvation Army on standby due to potential flooding

Chattanooga, TN (January 16, 2013)—The Salvation Army remains in contact with local county emergency managers to stay updated on rising creeks and potential flooding. The Salvation Army has alerted its volunteers and its emergency mobile kitchen crew to be ready to serve local emergency managers, disaster teams, and residents as needed.

“Our promise to the community is to ‘Do the Most Good’ with time, money and resources entrusted to us by our neighbors. Serving food, beverages, and offering spiritual counsel at times of disasters is just one of the ways we carry out this promise,” states Major Algerome Newsome, Salvation Army Area Commander.

To support The Salvation Army’s disaster efforts, donations can be made by visiting www.csarmy.org, by calling 1-800-Sal-Army or by mailing The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403.

For more information please contact Kimberly George at 423-308-7715.

The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga–Still Serving a Year After the 2011 Tornadoes

Chattanooga, TN (April 27, 2012)—One year after deadly tornados swept through the Tennessee Valley, The Salvation Army is still on the front lines serving the unmet needs of storm survivors. Today begins a weekend long remembrance, as The Salvation Army partners with events in Dade and Catoosa Counties in GA and Hamilton and Bradley counties in Tennessee.

The Salvation Army began serving survivors immediately after the first tornados swept through and continues to serve today! The Salvation Army fed nearly 20,000 meals to families affected by the storm as well as emergency workers in the first days of clean up and provided over 50,000 beverages from seven different mobile kitchen vehicles. Still meeting the needs of our neighbors, The Salvation Army has served 475 households so far.

“No one household is the same in their needs,” states Sandy Leveall, Director of Social Services of The Salvation Army. “One family may need furniture or appliances while another needs a new roof that insurance did not cover. One family actually needed dental work as a result of their brick home crumbling around them and bricks flying into their faces and cracking their teeth.”

“The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga has never been this stretched with resources,” says Major Algerome Newsome, Area Commander. “With two major storm systems hitting within one year and with the struggling economy, we have never seen need so great and a budget so stretched.”

To donate to ongoing assistance please visit www.csarmy.org, call 1-800-Sal-Army, or mail in a monetary donation to 822 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403. For more information please contact Kimberly George, Director of Marketing, at 423-503-1801.

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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 www.salvationarmyusa.org.