Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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October 19, 2012

Need Arrives Before Santa's Sleigh: Salvation Army Launches Holiday Assistance Programs

Chattanooga, TN – The Christmas Season is rapidly approaching and many local families are in need of material assistance. To meet this need, The Salvation Army has begun its Christmas outreach programs.

Families at or below the poverty line with children 12 years of age or younger and seniors 60 years of age and older are invited to register for our Angel Tree program. Through the generosity of our donors, the Angel Tree provides much needed clothing, toys and other crucial items to qualified participants. Registration will take place October 23rd - 25th and October 29th - November 2nd, and November 5th - 7th for the Greater Chattanooga and Cleveland areas.

In Chattanooga folks can register at 5001 Covington Street off of Rossville Boulevard , 9 am until 3 pm, and only on Thursdays the hours are 12 pm - 7 pm.

In Cleveland folks can register at Mt. Olive East Church of God located at 956 6th St. N.E., Cleveland, TN 37311  by appointment only by calling 423-756-1023 .

For more information including documentation required for registration, families in need should call 423-756-1023  or visit www.csarmy.org .

Volunteers are invited to join our ranks and assist our staff with the Angel Tree program as well as our other seasonal efforts. Volunteers may serve as bell ringers in order to raise money for our many ministries which meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of local residents. Additionally, volunteers may host Christmas parties for low income seniors or fill stockings with everyday essentials for seniors or fill backpacks for local homeless. Changing a life is as easy as ringing a bell, throwing a party, or stuffing a stocking!

In addition to giving at the kettles, donations may be made online at www.csarmy.org , by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY  or by mail to: The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37403 . For additional information please call 423-756-1023 .

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