Chattanooga Salvation Army Remains on Stand-By In Wake of Tropical Storm Lee

September 06, 2011 - 2:06 PM EDT
Kimberly George
kimberly_george@uss.salvationarmy.org
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Chattanooga, TN (September 6, 2011) – Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Volunteers remain on stand-by as Tropical Storm Lee flood waters continue to rise. The Salvation Army served meals and snacks to evacuees at the Catoosa County, GA Red Cross Shelter last night. Red Cross shelters for evacuees in Catoosa County, GA and Bradley County, TN are now closed, but The Salvation Army’s mobile kitchen teams are ready to serve in the places of most need.

Today, Salvation Army volunteers are delivering flood kits to residents of the flooded Battlewood Apartments in Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

The Cleveland Salvation Army headquarters at 437 Inman Street suffered minor flood damage before nearly twenty volunteers arrived to move furniture and stack sandbags.

The Chattanooga Salvation Army is prepared to partner again with the Chattanooga Red Cross in feeding evacuees should the Brainerd Recreation Center be activated as a shelter. The Red Cross has placed the Brainerd Recreation Center on stand-by to open. At least, 32,000 homes in Hamilton County were affected by Tropical Storm Lee as it dropped eleven inches of rain on the area causing closed roads, falling trees and power outages.

Upcoming Disaster Training

The Chattanooga Salvation Army is holding disaster response training classes September 12 -14 at the Chattanoogan Hotel. All those interested in this free training may call for information at 423-756-1023 or visit www.csarmy.orgto register.

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 www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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