Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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December 5, 2012

Secret Santa Strikes Again at a Salvation Army North Georgia Red Kettle with a Donation of 48 One Hundred Dollar Bills!

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army says a big "Thank You" to an anonymous donor, also referred to as the "Secret Santa," for donating 48 one hundred dollar bills in the red kettle outside the K-Mart located on Battlefield Parkway in Fort Oglethorpe, GA , yesterday December 4th. Major Algerome Newsome, The Salvation Army Area Commander, states,"This donor is so generous and is certainly "Being A Shield" by donating and joining The Salvation Army in "Doing the Most Good! What a blessing to so many this Christmas!"

The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program Deadline was extended to Sunday, December 9. With only four days left, there are still 651 Angels to be adopted and many more who have been adopted that need their gifts returned. 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. Angels Trees are located at Hamilton Place Mall , Northgate Mall  and Bradley Square Mall .

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