Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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

August 16, 2012

The Chattanooga Salvation Army Partners with the Nehemiah Project for School Back Pack Delivery Thursday, August 16

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army is joining with the Nehemiah Project and local churches this week to deliver more than 3,000 back packs to Chattanooga public school students. Every student in the eight Title 1 schools will receive a back pack filled with needed school supplies.

Thursday, August 16th is this year's distribution day, and volunteers from local churches and The Salvation Army will deliver the filled back packs to the students in their classrooms. The Salvation Army's delivery locations are Calvin Donaldson  and East Lake  Elementary Schools beginning at 9 am Thursday.

The Back-to-School Back Pack distribution has been the Nehemiah Projec's signature program outreach for twelve years.

For more information please contact Kimberly George, Director of Marketing, at 423-756-1023  or visit 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