Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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November 21, 2012

The Salvation Army Expecting to Feed More Than 1,000 Hungry Neighbors in the Next Two Days!

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army, with the help of dozens of volunteers, will host the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Eve Community Carnival on Wednesday, November 21, Thanksgiving Eve, 12 pm - 3 pm, at 800 McCallie Avenue . The Salvation Army will also be delivering meals to homebound neighbors on Thanksgiving Day. Last year over 700 meals were served at The Thanksgiving Eve Carnival and 400 were served on Thanksgiving Day between shelter residents and homebound deliveries. The Salvation Army expects the numbers to be close to the same as last year.

"We know people have been seriously affected by the economy over the past few years, yet we are grateful to those generous friends in our community who have provided faithful support for struggling families and individuals," says Major Al Newsome, Area Commander of The Salvation Army. "But unfortunately, the needs continue to present themselves, and the amount of public support is just not keeping up."

All are welcome to attend the Carnival, tomorrow, Thanksgiving Eve, 12 pm - 3 pm, at The Salvation Army located at 800 McCallie Avenue . For more information about The Salvation Army's programs, to make a donation, or volunteer opportunities please visit www.csarmy.org  or 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