NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25 2019
Chattanooga Salvation Army disaster relief teams serve today in Rhea County
Chattanooga, TN – Throughout the weekend, Salvation Army Officers and staff have coordinated its disaster relief teams to serve neighboring counties who experienced flooding. After receiving information from Emergency Management and The American Red Cross, Incident Commander, Major Mark Smith, activated a team of officers, staff and volunteers to serve in response to flooding in Spring City, TN. The Salvation Army served over 50 meals yesterday and 50 meals again today, handed out 192 bottles of water and dozens of rakes, shovels and flood kits.
“The Salvation Army feels it is a blessing to serve those in need and is able to do so by the generous donations of our community,” states Major Smith. “We still need your prayers and support as we move into Sequatchie County tomorrow.” The Salvation Army asks for your prayers for our neighbors who have experienced flooding. The Salvation Army also needs your support for the relief efforts by donating monetarily to www.csarmy.org, or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army. For additional information, please call The Salvation Army at 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