NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2012
The Salvation Army of Chattanooga Partners with The Nehemiah Project and Chick-Fil-A for Back to School!
School supplies still needed for local children
Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army and The Nehemiah Project will team together will local churches to deliver over 3000 back packs to local area low income public school students. Every student in 8 local Title 1 schools will receive a back pack as a result of these efforts. School supplies are still needed though to make this happen. Chick-Fil-A has stepped forward this year to partner with The Nehemiah Project to be a collection site for these supplies.
According to project co-coordinator, Kelley Andrews, there is a scarcity of notebook paper and crayons. "We have had a variety of supplies donated but we are extremely low on 150 count wide ruled notebook paper and 24 count Crayola crayons," states Ms. Andrews, "all donations can be dropped off at any local Chick-Fil-A store or The Salvation Army's McCallie Avenue offices before August 4."
For more information please contact Kimberly George, 423-756-1023 or visit www.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.
For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org