Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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November 20, 2012

Salvation Army Angel Trees Open for Twelve More Days – 2,161 Angels Still Needing Adoption!

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program Deadline to adopt an Angel is Sunday, December 2. However, there are still 2,161 Angels needing to be adopted! The Salvation Army Angel Tree provides Christmas assistance for needy children, their families and senior citizens who would not otherwise receive gifts including necessities like food and warm clothing.

The local Salvation Army registered 4,763 Angels this year, which is comparable to last year, and it is up 39% over three years ago. There are 2602 Angels that have been adopted so far, but the deadline to adopt is twelve days away. Angels Trees are located at Hamilton Place, Northgate, and Bradley Square Malls.

"We are asking the community to be really generous and shop for others this Thanksgiving weekend so all these Angels will be adopted and have a wonderful Christmas," said Major Teresa Newsome, Associate Area Commander. "We also need those who have adopted Angels to return those gifts as soon as they possibly can."

Monetary donations are still needed to assist with all Christmas programs, including the Angel Tree. Donations can be placed in any of the Red Kettles, mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403 , given online at www.csarmy.org  or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY .

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