• Kimberly George

The Salvation Army Continues To Serve On The Front Lines Of Relief Efforts At Local Disaster Recovery Centers

Chattanooga, TN - May 19, 2010 - Three weeks ago today, The Salvation Army began relief efforts as deadly tornadoes 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.  

Today we are serving at the following centers and will continue at these centers through Saturday:

Catoosa County (Northwest Georgia): 

FEMA Center, The Catoosa County Learning Center, 36 Muscogee Trail, Ringgold, GA, 30736.

Hamilton County:  

FEMA Center, Southern Adventist University, 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale, TN.  

The Salvation Army East Lake Social Services, 2140 East 28th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37407.

Bradley County:

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.

Visit us on Facebook@The Salvation Army Chattanooga, twitter @ SalArmyChattown, or csarmy.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 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.  In times of disaster, 100% of donations go to relief efforts.  For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.