Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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Contact: Kimberly George · Director of Marketing and Development Email for Info

July 30, 2012

The Salvation Army of the Greater Chattanooga and Cleveland Area Awards Bradley County Schools and Long Term Recovery Organization $142,850.00

Cleveland, TN – Over one year after the deadly tornados that swept through the Tennessee Valley, The Salvation Army is still on the front-lines serving the unmet needs of storm survivors.

On Wednesday, August 1st, The Salvation Army will present a check of $58,700.00 to the Bradley County Schools for assistance serving the Michigan Avenue Elementary and Blue Springs Elementary Schools. The check presentation will take place during the Bradley County teacher in-service meeting located at The North Cleveland Church of God, 335 Eleventh Street NE  at 8 am.

On Thursday, August 2nd, The Salvation Army will present a check of $84,150.00 at the ground breaking ceremony of a home being rebuilt located at 1405 Lee Street SE . The check will be presented at the 11 am ground breaking ceremony to the chair of the Bradley County Long Term Recovery Organization, Jim Pollier.

The Salvation Army began serving survivors immediately after the first tornado swept through the Southeast and continues to serve today! Because The Salvation Army commits to spending 100% of the money raised for a disaster on that disaster, The Salvation Army is able to assist with long term recovery needs. Though only $380,000.00 was raised locally, money poured into The Salvation Army's territorial offices allowing the local Salvation Army to commit to over $1 million dollars for the April 2011 Tornado Relief efforts.

To volunteer or to donate with 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 .

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